Astronaut Training

Perhaps it’s because we’re in the middle of the BBC “Planets” series, perhaps because we just crossed Nevada, but this from Wired.com caught my eye:

The images below show Apollo 17 crew members on a 1972 geology field trip to south-central Nevada near the Pancake Range. Astronauts Eugene Cernan… and Harrison Schmitt wear backpacks and chest-mounted cameras as they would on the moon. The crater in the… photo is Lunar Crater, a 600-foot deep volcanic crater five-eights of a mile in diameter.

It looks like Mad Men meets sci fi and strangely believable.

Via: Wired article The Incredible Things NASA Did to Train Apollo Astronauts