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Article “” by Glen Swanson and Joel Powell Published in Abstract Quest acknowledges the passing of one of the publication’s founding editorial members with comments from Glen...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The decision by NASA to employ the Space Shuttle for low Earth orbit missions under the rubric of reusability was a...

Article “” by Published in Abstract In late 1964 the National Reconnaissance Office launched a unique and highly secret satellite named QUILL into low Earth orbit. QUILL...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The history of Project Upward, also known as the Lunar Mapping and Survey System, is an important but largely unknown part...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Look closely at launch photos of the final two Mercury-Atlas test flights conducted in 1961, and something about the umbilical tower...

Article “” by Published in Abstract This first of three articles about the history of the United States three major missile test ranges discusses the creation of...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The concept of a space elevator, which has actually been around for some 120 years, is a concept to provide access...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Look closely at launch photos of the final two Mercury-Atlas test flights conducted in 1961, and something about the umbilical tower...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Among the files at the National Archives and Records Administration in Atlanta, is 6,700 cubic feet of NASA records from the...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Half of the Apollo Moon flights ended with the Command Module upside down, an attitude designated by the laconic euphemism “Stable...