Showing posts with the label Rocket

DC-X: The Rocket That Beat SpaceX by 20 Years

Mar 23, 2021

Twenty years before modern spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin began designing rockets that launch and land vertically, the DC...

Conrad Haas: The 16th Century Rocket Pioneer

Mar 9, 2021

In 1961, a professor at the University of Bucharest, made a surprising discovery in the archives of the city of Sibiu, in Romania. It was a ...

How Mining Engineers Helped NASA Get to The Moon

Nov 10, 2020

The outrageous plot of NASA hiring a group of miners for a space mission may remind you of a certain Hollywood movie, but back in the mid-19...

Corona Spy Satellite: The Humble Beginning of Satellite Espionage

Dec 27, 2019

There is not a square-inch of earth that has not been photographed and mapped by satellites today. These spying eyes, flying hundreds of mil...

That Time When Britain Had Its Own Rocket

Oct 30, 2019

For a country as technological advanced as Great Britain, it sounds almost implausible when you say that the British do not have a space pr...

The Mountain Where Space Junk Litters

Sep 20, 2019

The Altai Mountains in Central Asia is exceedingly beautiful with snow-capped peaks, rich pine forests and valleys studded with stunning alp...

The Rockets of Mysore

May 3, 2019

Rockets were originally invented not to send things into space, but to shoot enemies with. Their effectiveness in warfare was demonstrated ...

Luna 15: The Soviet Probe That Tried to Gatecrash America’s First Moon Landing

Apr 19, 2019

Two hours before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were scheduled to leave the surface of the moon after their historic moonwalk, an unmanned ...

Mail Delivery By Rockets

Jun 28, 2018

The history of the postal system is inextricably tied to the history of transport. Advances in transportation technology have not only allow...