Vintage NASA Photography Highlights Our Space Legacy

Published April 1, 2015
Updated January 19, 2018
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December 1972, Apollo 17 mission: Portrait of astronaut Eugene Cernan by Harrison Schmitt.
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Due to relatively recent funding cuts at NASA, it seems that interest in and support of space travel is at an all-time low. It hasn’t always been this way, though. The Cold War helped convene scientists, politicians and security specialists and focus attention to the stars. The developments that followed catapulted us to places previously unknown, and greatly altered the way we conceive of space, science and security. These vintage NASA images take us back to that time of fear, excitement and opportunity.

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Vintage NASA Photography Highlights Our Space Legacy
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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.