NASA has made public some of the awesome pictures of astronauts taking training sessions on a barren island before taking their expedition on moon.
The photographs released date back to as early as 1970.
The crew members of Apollo 14, 15 and 17 are seen taking training on Hawaii’s Big Island as a preparatory session for their historic missions to the moon.
The astronauts are seen practicing with equipments such as the moon buggy on the island. They are also seen rehearsing on the volcanic landscape and carrying activities such as taking soil samples ahead of taking the journey to moon.
Hawaii’s Big Island is a volcanic landscape which sports an environment remarkably similar to the one found on the moon.
According to the space agency, the photographs were found by Rob Kelso, executive director of The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, a Hawaii state agency. Kelso reportedly found the photos while visiting the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas.