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Mission Collection

"Mission: A Journey Beyond Boundaries" Embarking on a mission is like sending a postcard from the unknown, just like Laika the space dog did

Background imageMission Collection: Search And Destroy

Search And Destroy
The second wave of combat helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing

Background imageMission Collection: Sunrise in Space by Leonov

Sunrise in Space by Leonov
" Sunrise in Space". Gouache on cardboard. A painting by Alexei Leonov, Soviet cosmonaut and artist

Background imageMission Collection: Laika the space dog postcard

Laika the space dog postcard. Artwork on postcard of Laika, the bitch who became the first animal in space. She was launched aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft

Background imageMission Collection: Earthrise photograph, artwork

Earthrise photograph, artwork
Earthrise photograph. Artwork based on the famous Earthrise photographs taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders

Background imageMission Collection: Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala

Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala
Santa Catalins Arch or Arco de Santa Catalina is probably the most iconic place in Antigua Guatemala, it was was built in 1693 - 1694 to allow nuns to cross the street without being seen

Background imageMission Collection: The Hope of the World - Jesus and Children - Postcard

The Hope of the World - Jesus and Children - Postcard
The Hope of the World - Jesus and the Children of many nations. Postcard produced by the London Missionary Society. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMission Collection: VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice

VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice field in search of Viet Cong. Photograph, 23 January 1966

Background imageMission Collection: Above the Black Sea by Leonov

Above the Black Sea by Leonov
" Above the Black Sea" by Alexei Leonov, Soviet cosmonaut and science fiction artist

Background imageMission Collection: Apollo 17 astronaut

Apollo 17 astronaut. US astronaut and geologist Dr Harrison Schmitt exploring the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, as part of NASAs Apollo 17 mission

Background imageMission Collection: Astronaut footprints on the Moon

Astronaut footprints on the Moon. Computer artwork recreating a photograph of boot imprints left by astronauts on the Moon

Background imageMission Collection: First US manned space flight, 1961

First US manned space flight, 1961. Redstone rocket launching the Freedom 7 capsule into space on 5th May 1961. This mission (Mercury-Redstone 3)

Background imageMission Collection: APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon

APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon. Neil Armstrong and Eagle reflected in his visor
APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon. Armstrong and Eagle reflected in his visor, 20 July 1969

Background imageMission Collection: Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, California, USA

Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, California, USA. Date: circa 1940

Background imageMission Collection: Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn and and its moon Titan

Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn and and its moon Titan

Background imageMission Collection: Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O odham Indian Reservation, Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O odham Indian Reservation, Tucson, Arizona

Background imageMission Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, Robot and lion

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, Robot and lion
Testing a robot for a space mission by having it fight a lion - a scene from J Schlassels To the Moon by proxy Date: 1928

Background imageMission Collection: MARS MISSION, 1950s. American magazine illustration by Chesley Bonestell, early 1950s

MARS MISSION, 1950s. American magazine illustration by Chesley Bonestell, early 1950s, depicting an exploratory expedition to Mars preparing for its return flight to Earth

Background imageMission Collection: Place Name Large Letter Card - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Place Name Large Letter Card - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, The Mission San Carlos de Borromeo was founded in 1771. Date: 1942

Background imageMission Collection: Space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 5, 2010 - Space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on the STS-131 mission

Background imageMission Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a raid by Hudson planes of the Coastal Command on German shipping at Aalesund, Norway, during the Second World War, in which eleven ships were hit. 1941

Background imageMission Collection: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project poster

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project poster. 1979 poster celebrating the joint US/Soviet Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) that flew in 1975

Background imageMission Collection: Saint Francis of Assisi statue

Saint Francis of Assisi statue
Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi in the garden of San Diego Mission, California. Digital photograph

Background imageMission Collection: Richard the Lionheart Embarks on the Third Crusade - Glyn Warren Philpot

Richard the Lionheart Embarks on the Third Crusade - Glyn Warren Philpot
Oil on Canvas 74.9 x 108

Background imageMission Collection: A Mission to Seamen

A Mission to Seamen
Artist: La Thangue, Henry Herbert - Title: A Mission to Seamen - Date: 1891 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 180.3 x 235

Background imageMission Collection: The Gemini 7 spacecraft in Earth orbit

The Gemini 7 spacecraft in Earth orbit
December 15, 1965 - This photograph of the Gemini-7 spacecraft was taken through the hatch window of the Gemini-6 spacecraft during rendezvous

Background imageMission Collection: The Carmel Mission Basilica

The Carmel Mission Basilica, the mission of San Carlos Borromeo, founded in 1770 by Junirero Serra, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageMission Collection: Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)
A Victorian mother and three children. They are Mrs Polhill-Turner (nee Emily Frances Barron, d 1913)), wife of Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner (1826-1881), with Alice (Alice Kate Frances)

Background imageMission Collection: Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa

Background imageMission Collection: Ruins of Jesuit mission at Trinidad (La Santisima Trinidad de Parana), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ruins of Jesuit mission at Trinidad (La Santisima Trinidad de Parana), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parana Plateau, Paraguay, South America

Background imageMission Collection: Voyager spacecraft

Voyager spacecraft. Computer artwork of a Voyager spacecraft passing out of our solar system. Two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977

Background imageMission Collection: Ysleta Mission on the Tigua Indian Reservation, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Ysleta Mission on the Tigua Indian Reservation, El Paso, Texas, United States of America, North America

Background imageMission Collection: Embassy at Tehran

Embassy at Tehran
Reception of the Embassy, near Tehran : following preliminary negotiations depicted here, a British mission (and subsequently an embassy) was set up in Tehran

Background imageMission Collection: Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, North America

Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageMission Collection: Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong, 1969 (photo)

Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong, 1969 (photo)
5322852 Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong, 1969 (photo); (add.info.: Apollo 11 mission of July 1969 commanded by Neil Armstrong was the first manned moon landing); Photo © NASA

Background imageMission Collection: Swedish Church Mission, Mnene, Southern Rhodesia

Swedish Church Mission, Mnene, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Group of people assembled after a baptism ceremony. Date: circa 1910

Background imageMission Collection: Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield

Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield
Universal Rescue Mission Caravan and its owner, Mr E. H. Smith of Sheffield (on the right) - a local Christian Evangelical preacher, known as the Blind Evangelist

Background imageMission Collection: Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) in Goa (India)

Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) in Goa (India)
Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Spanish missionary, through the streets of the Portuguese colony of Goa (India) in 1542. French engraving, 1850. Colored

Background imageMission Collection: Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space

Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space
This artists concept depicts NASAs Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by the plasma, or ionized gas

Background imageMission Collection: A tank transporter hauling a Challenger 2 main battle tank to Wales for an exercise

A tank transporter hauling a Challenger 2 main battle tank to Wales for an exercise. Challenger 2 is an advanced main battle tank in service with the British Army and with the Royal Army of Oman

Background imageMission Collection: SAULT ST LOUIS, c1700. The Mission of Sault Saint Louis, c1700

SAULT ST LOUIS, c1700. The Mission of Sault Saint Louis, c1700

Background imageMission Collection: Soviet space-walk, artwork

Soviet space-walk, artwork
Soviet space-walk. Computer artwork of a Soviet Union cosmonaut performing an extra-vehicular activity (EVA, spacewalk) in orbit over the Earth

Background imageMission Collection: San Gabriel Mission, California

San Gabriel Mission, California
Mission and bells of San Gabriel, near Los Angeles. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMission Collection: John Wyclif and the Lollards

John Wyclif and the Lollards
John Wyclif, Christian theologian and reformer, sending out some of his followers, known as Lollards, on their teaching missions

Background imageMission Collection: Space shuttle Atlantis twin solid rocket boosters ignite to propel the spacecraft

Space shuttle Atlantis twin solid rocket boosters ignite to propel the spacecraft
Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 14, 2010 - Space shuttle Atlantis twin solid rocket boosters ignite to propel the spacecraft off Kennedy Space Centers Launch Pad 39A and into orbit

Background imageMission Collection: John Grooms Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission

John Grooms Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission. Blind and Crippled Girls making artificial flowers. John Grooms vision for orphaned and disabled girls

Background imageMission Collection: Apollo 17 sample of lunar basalt

Apollo 17 sample of lunar basalt. The dark areas visible on the Moon (the lunar maria) are plains of flood basaltic lava flows

Background imageMission Collection: Spanish colonial adobe church in New Mexico

Spanish colonial adobe church in New Mexico
Penitente church built in the 1700s in Las Trampas, a village in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico. Digital photograph

Background imageMission Collection: USA, Arizona, Tucson

USA, Arizona, Tucson: Mission San Xavier del Bac Mission with Cactus




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"Mission: A Journey Beyond Boundaries" Embarking on a mission is like sending a postcard from the unknown, just like Laika the space dog did. As we witness the sunrise in space through Leonov's eyes, our perspective of what lies beyond Earth expands. The iconic Earthrise photograph captures the fragility and beauty of our planet, reminding us that it is our duty to protect it. In "The Hope of the World, " Jesus embraces children, symbolizing a divine mission to spread love and compassion. Meanwhile, others embark on different missions - some driven by destruction in "Search And Destroy, " while Leonov's "Above the Black Sea" showcases bravery soaring above earthly boundaries. Astronauts leave their footprints on uncharted territories like Apollo 17 astronaut did on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin's reflection reveals not only his own journey but also humanity's collective achievement during Apollo We remember how Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind. From the first US manned space flight in 1961 to soldiers navigating treacherous terrains during Vietnam War in 1966, missions have taken various forms throughout history. They remind us of both triumphs and challenges faced by humanity. Even amidst chaos and conflict, there are places where nature stands as a testament to resilience - Agua Volcano and Santa Catalina Arch serve as reminders that even landscapes can inspire missions within ourselves. Ultimately, every mission carries significance; whether exploring outer space or spreading kindness here on Earth, and is through these journeys that we discover new horizons within ourselves and forge connections with one another across time and place.