Astronauts John Creighton, left, Gregory C. Johnson and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, all Washington residents, gather at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, where Columbia, the Apollo 11 Command Module, is on display. Metcalf-Lindenburger say she can’t fully  describe “the grandeur” of space: “The beauty of the heavens and earth; the vastness that cannot be shown because photos have edges.” (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

5 Washington astronauts try to put outer space into words: ‘grandeur that is beyond what I can describe’

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches Saturday, astronauts can try to explain what it was like out there, but they acknowledge it’s never quite enough.

(Jennifer Luxton / The Seattle Times)

How spacesuits have changed since 1969

The spacesuit used to walk on the moon in 1969 is almost the same as the spacesuit NASA uses in 2019 — but with slight modifications. The Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), an air-tight suit that allows astronauts to work outside of their spacecraft by providing protection from the extreme conditions of space, was introduced in... New

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