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Transcripts From the 1969 Moon Mission Reveal the Toilet Trials of the Apollo Astronauts

Transcripts from NASA’s Apollo 10 mission have revealed that the astronauts came across some unexpected (and unwanted) problems during the trip. The record of conversations from the 1969 Moon mission reveal that the spacemen...

 
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Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

In an airplane hangar at New York’s Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11,...

 
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Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

Since they had first risen in the 1880s, skyscrapers had been supported by an interior skeleton of steel columns placed every 20 feet or so. The exterior walls of the building, which were hung from the steel frame (and thus...

 
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President Nixon Visiting the Apollo 11 Crew in Quarantine, 1969

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying the astronauts into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe...

 
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The Rotor Ride: A Spinning Human Blender from the Past Looks Like a Very Bad Idea

The Rotor, also known as the “Devil’s Hole”, was designed by German engineer Ernst Hoffmeister in the late 1940s. The photo below was taken at Coney Island in the 1950s. Everyone looks relatively calm and still as they...

 
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Marine Veterans Recreate Photo They Took 50 Years Ago

One Saturday morning last May, four U.S. Marine veterans made their way to Cinnamon Beach in Florida to recreate a photo they took 50 years ago. Bob Falk, 71, Bob DeVenezia, 70, Dennis Puleo, 69, and Tom Hanks, 69, served...

 
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Downtown Christmas Decorations in the 1920s – 1960s

Let’s stroll back into the past through this collection of vintage photos showing beautiful street scenes of different cities during Christmas time! Photo of downtown Des Moines, Iowa during Christmas, 1931. The city...

 
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Romantic Men’s Hairstyle from the 1960s – 1970s

Men’s hair in the 60’s and 70’s was a big thing. From blow drying to bobbing to sideburns – they did it all! Just take a look at the collection below… Most of the photos were taken from the book...

 
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What California Used To Look Like In The ’60s

1. The first BART car unveiled on June 27, 1965 in San Francisco. 2. The Newport Beach Dory Fleet in the early 1960s when the fishing boats pulled right up onto the beach. 3. A group of Brown Berets poses on a porch in South...

 
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The Day Black Cats Auditioned in Hollywood, 1963

While photos taken at a black cat audition in Hollywood in 1963 look adorable, at the same time, they also raise many questions concerning the sanity of cat-owners in the sixties. Photography by Ralph Crane, via the LIFE...

 
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