There’s no hardware as cool as space hardware. And there’s nothing cooler than watching astronauts and scientists testing out equipment to take us off-world — even equipment that was never used. Here are our favorite images of NASA testing its equipment on Earth.
Top. featured, image: Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator, located at the Lunar Landing Facility at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, 1965, via Wired.
When Kennedy committed America to going to the moon in 1961 no one had any idea how to do it. NASA had to learn everything from the ground up, build a giant rocket, invent new kinds of space suits, and revolutionize computer technology. It was all pretty amazing. There’s a great series of documentaries about this called Moon Machines.
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