Exploring the Universe
Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.
"I'm very thankful in having the experience to be first... This is fun!" On the 3rd June in 1965 Edward Higgins White II became the first American to walk in space. During the Gemini 4 mission, White spent 21min outside the spacecraft. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his space walk, we have put together a great set capturing this historic event and also the launch of the Gemini 4, splashdown and the Gemini 4 crew.
Launched April 11th 1970, it was planned to be the third manned landing on the Moon, but two days into the flight, about 300,000km from Earth, an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. After passing around the Moon, Apollo 13 headed back to Earth. All three astronauts returned safely to Earth on 17th April.