David Bowie, 1971 ad for his pre-Hunky Dory singles, “Oh! You Pretty Things” (a hit for Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits), and “Moonage Daydream”/”Hang on to Yourself,” (later released on Ziggy). And in most of the world, The Man Who Sold The World (not MEN as the ad states) was released in April 1971. Just a few reasons why 1971 was so pivotal, and so busy, for our boy Bowie.

(My edit of the ad; main photo by Brian Ward.)


Astronauts talk about food during the Gemini 3 mission in 1965:

What is it?

Corn beef sandwich.

Where did come from?

I brought it with me…Yes, it’s breaking up. I’m going to stick it in my pocket.

Fifty-seven years ago President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act. The National Archives houses thousands and thousands of cubic feet of NASA material.

This selection pertains to the discussion of food–including a corn beef sandwich and applesauce–during the Gemini 3 mission in 1965. Things were not always very tasty or easy to eat!

For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Fort Worth at