During the heat of the Space Race, engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets -- hot-rod a Gemini capsule for a lunar mission. ->
In the spirit of high jinx during the 1969 Apollo 12 mission, a surprise awaited astronaut Richard Gordon.
In 1961, test pilots Neil Armstrong and Milton Thompson built their own research aircraft.
What seems to be angering the supermassive black holes inside distant, yet powerful, radio galaxies?
On September 20, 1963, President Kennedy publicly proposed canceling Apollo in favor of a joint lunar program with the Soviet Union.
In August 1964, a winged Gemini spacecraft crashed into the dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base.
On May 21, 1965, NASA released the Gemini 4 press kit -- in it was a surprise paragraph, one that would change the shape of NASA spaceflight history forever.
Private companies like SpaceX are trying to land a spent rocket stage vertically at the launch site, just like NASA tried to do with a paraglider on its Saturn rocket in the 1960s.
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