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What Happened to Apollos 2 and 3?
Things were looking good for NASA at the beginning of 1966. The Gemini program was halfway done and well on … Continued
Wally Schirra, Engineering Precision, and a Disastrous Head Cold
The story of Scott Carpenter’s Aurora 7 flight is often contrasted with Wally Schirra’s Sigma 7 flight. Both were accomplished … Continued
How Voyager Became a Grand Tour
A few weeks ago, NASA announced that Voyager 1 has become history’s first interstellar spacecraft. More than 11 billion miles … Continued
Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter and the Controversy Surrounding Aurora 7
This past May, I went to Spacefest V in Tucson, Arizona, one of the few events where you’d do well … Continued
The 1967 Outer Space Treaty’s Legacy: Non-Aggressive Exploration of Space
In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly established the annual World Space Week, an international celebration of science and technology … Continued
How Apollo Didn’t Go to the Moon and Other Stories
For most of us, the Space Race is a familiar story. The Soviet Union shocked America when it launched history’s … Continued
Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars
Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.