Apollo 11 Commander Neil A. Armstrong, waving, walks in a hallway of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building with Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. The three are on their way to the launch complex on launch day. July16, 1969. (Source: NASA)
The first Space Shuttle didn't reach orbit until 1981, but NASA was working on designs for nearly a dozen years before that. And looking at the progression of these concept drawings, you can see how compromises were made and budgets were cut. Here's the evolution of the Space Shuttle, in pictures.
The Moon rose on the horizon just before we released Dragon to fall to Earth. via Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, to be Commander of Expedition 35 Easter 2013