“With the formation of NASA in 1958, Project Mercury was started as a crash programme to put American astronauts into space in one-man capsules “
VISITOR AT UIST: (Or What I Did in the Summer Holidays – 1959)
” this is how the British Army came to launch a tactical missile just for me to watch, at age 13 ¾, and built a grandstand specially for me to see it from.”
Earth from Space #OnThisDay
On 24th of October 1946 the first photo from Space was taken.
Luna 2 #OnThisDay
On 12th of September 1959 the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), launched Luna 2. It was to be the first spacecraft to impact on the moon.
On Branson And Bezos Using Their Gazillions To Go Into Space
“Here’s a poem by C.S. Lewis which possibly has more to do with the root of this impulse ……”
Robert H. Goddard #OnThisDay
On March 28th 1935 Robert H.Goddard successfully used gyroscopes to control a rocket.