space history

Review: Canadarm and Collaboration by Elizabeth Howell

Think you know the Canadian space program? A new book may prove otherwise. The book is Canadarm and Collaboration: How…

2 years ago

Apollo 10’s “Snoopy” Lunar Lander May Have Been Found in Space

Apollo 11 was the first mission to land people on the lunar surface. But Apollo relied on a lot of…

4 years ago

What was Sputnik One?

On October 4th, 1957, history was forever changed with the Soviet launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite to be…

6 years ago

New NASA Documentary Chronicles 50 Years of Spacewalks

Spacewalks have been described by astronauts as magical, amazing, and “holy moly!” This new 30-minute NASA documentary called “Suit Up!”…

8 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 4: Early Entry into the Lander

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo…

8 years ago

3-D Views of Humanity’s First Spacewalk, 50 Years Ago Today

On March 18, 1965 Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk in history, floating outside his Voskhod 2 capsule.…

8 years ago

All the World’s Rockets, Past, Present and Future

MOAR rockets! As a followup to our recent post about the Rockets of the World (to scale), here's another graphic…

8 years ago

45 Years Ago Today: Relive the Historic Apollo 11 Launch

45 years ago today -- on July 16th, 1969 -- the Apollo 11 crew left Earth for the first human…

9 years ago

What to Wear? The History and Future of Spacesuits

The issue of “what to wear?” takes on an extra dimension of life and death when it comes to space…

9 years ago

Citizen Science, Old-School Style: The True Tale of Operation Moonwatch

Amateur astronomers have done more than just watch the skies, they've been a national security asset. In the mid-1950’s, it was realized…

10 years ago