Space History Repeats Itself

Space History Repeats Itself

When we see new images showing how NASA is moving ahead with their Orion Program there is often a Project Apollo feeling, because of the similarities between the two US space mission. This new photo gives us such dejà vu too.

What can we see in the photo above?

So this happened a few days ago:

Space History Repeats Itself

(October 7, 2015) — At NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, teams are performing a series of tests Oct. 6-8 to evaluate the most efficient way for astronauts to get out of the spacecraft after weeks or months away from Earth. (Radislav Sinyak/NASA)


And these photos were taken a few decades ago:

Space History Repeats Itself

(June 1966) — Prime crew members for the first manned Apollo 1 space flight practice water egress procedures in a swimming pool at Ellington Air Force Base (EAFB), Houston, Texas. Astronaut Edward H. White II rides life raft in the foreground. Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee sits in hatch of the boilerplate model of the spacecraft. Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, third member of the crew, waits inside the spacecraft. (NASA)

Space History Repeats Itself

(August 1968) — Three astronauts participate in Apollo water egress training in a tank in Building 260 at the Manned Spacecraft Center. Already in life raft is John W. Young. Eugene A. Cernan is egressing the Apollo Command Module trainer. Inside the trainer and almost obscured is Thomas P. Stafford. (NASA)

Space History Repeats Itself

(December 10, 1968) Water egress training for the Apollo 9 crew McDivitt, Scott and Schweickart in the Bldg. #260 water immersion test facility. (NASA)


Top photo: Radislav Sinyak/NASA