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Article “” by Published in Abstract This article describes the use of explosive devices carried by the Apollo spacecraft during the six missions that landed on the...

Article “” by Published in Abstract In the history of Soviet space exploration, there are a few stories that attract the attention of conspiracy theorists. One of...

Article “” by Published in Abstract In late 2024, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may launch Europa Clipper, a spacecraft designed to explore one of...

Article “” by Published in Abstract An errant Atlas launch on 18 May 1959 was ostensibly witnessed by America’s Mercury astronauts on 18 May 1959. Astronaut Shepard...

Article “” by Published in Abstract One of the most tantalizing, grainy photographs from the early days of the space age was the design team that built...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The world of color nearly disappeared each time an astronaut entered the early spacecraft of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)....

Article “” by Published in Abstract In 1958, the Redstone Arsenal’s Army Ballistic Missile Agency launched two Redstone rockets from Johnston Island in the Pacific.  They carried...

Article “” by Published in Winner: 2020 Sacknoff Prize for Space History Abstract In March 1989, more than two decades after it was first proposed, the Canadian...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The decision to locate the US Navy’s first guided missile test range on the West Coast was contentious from the start....

Article “” by Published in Abstract Because the X-15 would fly at a lower dynamic pressure than any other aircraft then in existence in the 1950s, an...