I figured with this weekend's release of The Martian, a movie I haven't seen yet, but which is based on a self-published novel that I devoured in a couple days, that it would be a good time to finally blog about this great little space exploration stocking stuffer. It paired perfectly with this t-shirt my girlfriend got me.
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #7 Buzz Aldrin - Moonwalk|
You can't tell from the scan, but these cards are printed in pretty high relief, allowing you to feel all the wrinkles in the space suit's fabric, as well as the smoothness of the reflective visor. The back of each card goes into quite a bit of detail (just like a Score baseball card), and also provides another foil-outlined image.
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #5 Neil Armstrong - Inside LM on Moon|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #13 Alan Shepard - Holding Flag|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #10 Alan L. Bean - Apollo 12|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #19 Jim Irwin - Next to Rover|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #29 Viking - On Martian Surface|
Like, oh I don't know, flowing water.
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #33 Direct Mission to Mars|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #28 Space Exploration Initiative|
Who knows what we'll discover once we finally start strolling around on Mars?
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #1 The Astronauts Memorial|
|1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #26 Jack Schmitt - With Flag and Earthrise|
As they left Earth for this final Apollo mission, they turned around and took this picture of our planet, an image that reminds us just how precious Earth is. It's a view that no human has seen firsthand since 1972, and I hope that we send someone out at least that far within my lifetime.
To steal Neil Degrasse Tyson's phrase, keep looking up.
And enjoy the last weekend of regular-season baseball.