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NASA : Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training
NASA : Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

NASA : Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

A Hawaii state government aerospace agency recently published forgotten photos showing Apollo astronauts training on volcanic terrain in Hawaii for missions to the moon.

The pictures show astronauts picking up the island’s soil and walking near massive pits with packages on their backs.

One photo from 1971 shows astronaut Harrison (Jack) Schmitt, from Apollo 17, riding with an unidentified man in a “moon buggy,” a golf cart-looking vehicle with no roof and what appears to be an antenna attached to the front.

Rob Kelso, executive director of PISCES, found the pictures at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Kelso told the AP that astronauts from Apollo missions 13 to 17 trained on the island.

Some astronauts trained on volcanoes like Mauna Kea and near recent lava flows. Engineers say the soil, volcanic basalt, is similar to the moon’s soil, the AP reported.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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