Celebrating the 42nd anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing.
Apollo astronauts practiced every second of their mission, even planting the flag (above), many times, indoors, outdoors, in space suits, underwater, in planes, in centrifuges, in pools, in the ocean and anywhere else NASA saw fit. They were prepared for every contingency and trained for water planned landings as well as desert and jungle survival in case their capsule missed the ocean and hit land. They learned geology, how to withstand g-forces, maneuver in low- and zero-gravity conditions, and how to drive electric rovers and land the lunar module.
Check the rest of the Apollo 11's training photo gallery, here.
Exit observation: Do you know what else stinks about massive federal debt? We can't afford a kick-ass space program anymore.