In this amazing time-lapse, relive the earliest NASA missions in six…

We've seen some downright tear-jerking views of our planet in fast-forward, but have you ever hankered to see the Earth from the flying throne of Ham the Astrochimp? » 7/30/12 2:00pm 7/30/12 2:00pm

Splashdown with G.I. Joe in 1965

G.I. Joe's 2001-esque trip into space » 7/31/08 1:00pm 7/31/08 1:00pm was not his first time in orbit (though it was his first visit to space with lifelike hair). Back in 1965, Joe, wrapped in a foil suit, rode a Mercury capsule into imaginary outer space. Because the capsule floated, realistic splashdowns could be accomplished—as long as you could…

It's Not a Toy Train, It's a Rocket Launcher!

Imagine the scene: it’s 1962 and the space race is all the rage. You, on the other hand, are a venerable manufacturer of toy trains and your product line is beginning to look a little staid and boring next to all the brand new outer-space doodads and gizmos on the market. Luckily, you are unafraid to tweak your… » 7/29/08 1:00pm 7/29/08 1:00pm