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Article “” by Published in Abstract The purpose of this article is to summarize the basic requirements and the technology and design issues that dictated the configuration...

Article “” by Published in Abstract This is the second part of the Spin Test Facility story, following on Part I, which appeared in Quest 29:2. On...

Article “” by Published in Winner: 2021 Sacknoff Prize for Space History Abstract This article centers weightlessness as the primary subject in the work of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky,...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Paul Calle was once of the first eight artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the space program and he...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1, humans were attempting feats that had formerly been the purview of science fiction. The...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The Air Force’s Samos reconnaissance projects spawned several different satellite programs starting in the late 1950s. None of them were successful....

Article “” by Published in Abstract The following is an excerpt from a talk given by the author as part of NASA’s efforts to document the development...

Article “” by Published in Honorable Mention: 2021 Sacknoff Prize for Space History Abstract American popular culture and memory has typically portrayed the Apollo 11 astronauts as...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The Launch Complex 5/6 Spin Test Facility is a forgotten facility with a huge historical significance. It was the prelaunch processing...

Article “” by Published in Abstract A dramatic series of meetings was held in 1971 between 13 frustrated scientists who had trained to be astronauts and Dr....