Astrophilately

It is a discipline quite distinct from Aerophilately, with its own regulations and its own Association, with which we have entered into a collaboration relationship (see Institutional Links). We also wanted to include it in the thematic channels, considering Astronautics a natural technological evolution of Aeronautics. Hoping to do something pleasing for those who among the aerophilatelists are also passionate about space flights, we will host on this page all the contributions that the members, but also external scholars will want to provide.

It happened today, 50 years ago.
February 5, 1971, Apollo 14 moon landing, the success that saved the Apollo Program

Silvia Vaccari It was February 5, 1971 when the Apollo 14 moon landing with on board commander Alan Shepard, the veteran chosen by NASA, the first American in space (Mercury Program, May 5, 1961), the pilot of the command, (CM-110) Kitty Hawk, Stuart Roosa and lunar module pilot (LM-8) Antares Edgar Mitchell. But let’s startContinue reading “It happened today, 50 years ago.
February 5, 1971, Apollo 14 moon landing, the success that saved the Apollo Program”

April 12, a space date: 60 years of the first man in space and 40 years of the Space Shuttle

Silvia Vaccari “From up here the Earth is beautiful, without frontiers or borders”, Juri Alexieievich Gagarin. It was April 12, 1961 when Juri Alexieievich Gagarin was the first human being to orbit the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft, beating America once again in the middle of the Cold War, after the successful launch ofContinue reading “April 12, a space date: 60 years of the first man in space and 40 years of the Space Shuttle”