The most dangerous part of going to the moon is the blast of energy required to break away from the Earth’s gravitational pull. Fifty years ago, that meant NASA would need a rocket 100 times more powerful than the Mercury boosters that put the first American into orbit. The Saturn V was designed by a former Nazi, Wernher von Braun; it was taller than the length of a … [Read more...] about Nolte: America Went to the Moon and then Went Shopping
Why nasa never went back to the moon
Patricia Mazzei and Chang W. Lee, New York Times Published 11:16 am CDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019 Crew fly a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration WP-3D Orion, nicknamed Kermit, through Tropical Storm Barry to collect data, over the Gulf of Mexico on July 11, 2019. Kermit and a twin plane, Miss Piggy, are sophisticated flying research labs that logged … [Read more...] about Flying with the hurricane hunters into the heart of Barry
The year 2018 saw a wide range of milestones in spaceflight, stretching all the way from the sun to the edge of interstellar space. Space agencies launched missions to explore several planets in the solar system, as well as the sun. A long-running space-tourism company performed its first spaceflight (at least by one definition). And who can forget that rocket launch … [Read more...] about The Greatest Spaceflight Stories of 2018!
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon. To this day, that 1968 mission is considered to be NASA's boldest and perhaps most dangerous undertaking. That … [Read more...] about NASA’s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary
By Craig Hlavaty Published 8:59 am CST, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 PHOTOS: Major moon landing hoax myths explained Even nearly 50 years on there is a not-so-small faction of people who believe that man never visited the moon and that the whole thing was faked from Apollo 11 until Apollo 17. >>>Click through to read why some of the myths just … [Read more...] about NBA star Steph Curry questions moon landing, NASA tells him the truth is out there