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How the Air Force planned to put men on the moon
Just months after Sputnik's launch, the USAF had a manned lunar landing program all figured out.
This Rocket Failed to Put Soviets on the Moon
It was so cold on February 20, 1969, that the launch was delayed; even the biggest of all Soviet rockets … Continued
How Little Vibrations Break Big Rockets
Inside the dreaded 'pogo effect'
How NASA Goes to Space Without Leaving the Earth
On June 16, 1968, Joe Kerwin, Vance Brand, and Joe Engle climbed into and were sealed inside their Apollo command … Continued
Astronauts Won’t Reach The ISS On Commercial Flights Until 2018
NASA’s partnership with SpaceX, Boeing continues to face delays
Watch SpaceX Test A Million Pounds Of Reusable Rocket Thrust
This booster's rigorous testing will determine if and how other rockets are reusable
Popular Science’s Spaceship Design Contest Winners!
Astronauts Could Get Ripped On Their Way To Mars
Show up swole to the Martian surface
Why Did the Mercury 13 Astronauts Never Fly in Space?
Jerrie Cobb kicked off her black pumps and crossed her stockinged feet on the floor. It was an unusual thing … 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