Vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard, foreground, and Ed Mitchell on the Moon, February 1971. (via)
Houston, we’re about fifteen minutes into extravehicular activity. Ed is preparing to take samples and setting up the rest of the equipment. I’ve exited the lunar module and am now on my way to help him.
The size of North America compared to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter.
Great Red Spot, an enormous, long-lived storm system on the planet Jupiter and the most conspicuous feature of its visible cloud surface. It is generally reddish in colour and oval in shape, approximately 20,000 km long and 12,000 km wide (12,400 by 7,500 miles)—large enough to engulf Earth and Mars side by side.