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Why Does a Rocket Need to Roll Going Into Orbit?
By the time the Sun rose a little after 7 o’clock in the morning on December 21, 1968, people were … Continued
Why Did NASA Still Use Pure Oxygen After the Apollo 1 Fire?
On January 27, 1967, the crew of Apollo 1 was killed during a routine pre-launch test. A wire arced in … Continued
What Was the Mir Space Station?
On February 20, 1986, a Proton rose off its launchpad in Kazakstan bound for low Earth orbit. Its payload was … Continued
Does the Moon Sound Like a Bell?
Though the Apollo lunar modules were built for the sole purpose of landing two men on the surface of the … Continued
Why Were There Holes in the Titan Rocket that Launched NASA’s Gemini Missions?
The Titan missile was an US Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile that NASA ultimately chose to launch its interim Gemini … Continued
I Bought an Awesome (if Obscure) Piece of Space History!
Beginning in the mid-1950s, engineers started looking into the problem of aerodynamic heating; the challenge was devising a way to … Continued
Suitsat Might Be The Creepiest Satellite Ever
Why a worn out space suit got an orbital burial
How Quickly Did the Crew of Apollo 13 Know They Had Lost the Moon?
Forty-six hours and 43 minutes into the flight of Apollo 13, Capcom Joe Kerwin had a mission update for commander … Continued
I (Sort of) Hosted A Show with President Obama!
Since starting this blog almost five and a half years ago, Vintage Space, this and my YouTube channel, have been … Continued
How the Saturn V Broke into Pieces Launching to the Moon
When the Sun rose on the morning of November 9, 1967, Cape Canaveral was quietly buzzing with activity. Along with … Continued