Blasts from the Past (+)

Our “Launch Points” article about JPL’s origins and history focused on some of its most important milestones. Magazine space considerations, however, meant that we had to omit many other equally interesting and noteworthy stories.Space_Suit_1.tif

Luckily, JPL, in its own version of Throwback Thursday, posts an archival photo and caption each month on its website highlighting events that range from historically significant to scientifically important to just plain quirky.

Among our favorites is the photo chosen for July 2010, which features engineer Allyn B. “Hap” Hazard in a 1960 image wearing a space suit he designed. The photo appeared in Life and other magazines at the time.