Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading â†’
In August of 1960, the United States scored a space first when it recovered a payload from orbit. Continue reading â†’
When the United States imported Nazis after WWII, the government put them to work. Continue reading â†’
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. ->
On September 20, 1963, President Kennedy publicly proposed canceling Apollo in favor of a joint lunar program with the Soviet Union.
I genuinely love Frank Herbert's "Dune" and despite disappointment in the way a lot of things played out after the first book, I still think it's a fantastic universe. After all, you have a richly textured, far-future setting full of giant monsters, feuding houses, philosophical commentar...