Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading →
In August of 1960, the United States scored a space first when it recovered a payload from orbit. Continue reading →
When the United States imported Nazis after WWII, the government put them to work. Continue reading →
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...