The Grisly Failures of Project Albert, Precursor to the Apollo Space…

The earliest practical precursor to the human space flight program was Project Albert. It was a horrific failure, with nearly all its pilots unable to survive the ordeal. Of course, these pilots were monkeys. Still, their story — full of confiscated rockets, drugs, and desert skies raining body parts — is one of the… » 8/30/12 7:00am 8/30/12 7:00am