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Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke immortalizes his family by leaving a photo of them on the moon in 1972. | 21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke immortalizes his family by leaving a photo of them on the moon in 1972. | 21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

U.S. Navy Recovery helicopter hovers over the NASA  Apollo 16 Command Module while Navy divers work in the raft. Note the flotation collar around the base of the CM. Courtesy of the NASA Photograph Collection.

U.S. Navy Recovery helicopter hovers over the NASA Apollo 16 Command Module while Navy divers work in the raft. Note the flotation collar around the base of the CM. Courtesy of the NASA Photograph Collection.

Blasts from the past... The one of the first dog in space Pisses me OFF. Makes me SO MAD. CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL.........

Blasts from the past... The one of the first dog in space Pisses me OFF. Makes me SO MAD. CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL.........

A 6-year-old boy, living in an orphanage in Austria rejoices and hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. (1946)

A 6-year-old boy, living in an orphanage in Austria rejoices and hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. (1946)

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

9th Armored Division technician Alvin Harley with a little French girl on Valentine's Day, 14 Feb 1945

9th Armored Division technician Alvin Harley with a little French girl on Valentine's Day, 14 Feb 1945

All space missions begin in violence. Traveling through the cosmic void may be a smooth and utterly silent thing, but getting off the ground in the first place is a feat achieved only with massive engines, silos of fuel and the controlled explosions they’re designed to produce. Those explosions can do a lot of damage, which is why no one—save the astronauts themselves, who willingly climb inside all that erupting hardware—have ever been allowed to get anywhere near a rocket when it’s taking…

Last Launch: Dan Winters and the Shuttle Program

All space missions begin in violence. Traveling through the cosmic void may be a smooth and utterly silent thing, but getting off the ground in the first place is a feat achieved only with massive engines, silos of fuel and the controlled explosions they’re designed to produce. Those explosions can do a lot of damage, which is why no one—save the astronauts themselves, who willingly climb inside all that erupting hardware—have ever been allowed to get anywhere near a rocket when it’s taking…

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