1950s Rocket Sketches Envision Manned Spaceflight

Wernher von Braun may have been a bit mercenary in his political dealings » 10/18/08 8:00am 10/18/08 8:00am, but his work in astronautics and rocket design was instrumental in putting American astronauts on the moon. Between 1952 and 1954, Collier’s magazine profiled von Braun’s work in the series “Man Will Conquer Space Soon!” Next week, the…

Dear NASA, Either Shut Your Pie Hole or Shove Some Cash In It

NASA officials are whining that the Russian space program is unsafe. True, the last two Soyuz capsules have had rough re-entries, but none of the crew got a scratch on them. In fact, last we checked the Russian space program hasn't had a death on their watch since 1971 (1967 Soyuz I crash pictured). NASA can't… » 5/21/08 2:05pm 5/21/08 2:05pm