The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

Throughout the world, the Space Age was known for its beautiful, bold architecture, full of swooshy curves and spaceship-shaped buildings. But some of the most vibrant and retro-futuristic buildings of the Space Age can be found in Africa. Here are the most amazing architectural achievements from Space-Age Africa. » 3/18/14 3:10pm 3/18/14 3:10pm

The 1950s Space Age style known as Googie lives on forever

The era of "Googie" design and architecture is half a century ago — but in many ways, it feels fresher than anything that's come along since. The optimism and brightness that comes out of these buildings and their facades still shines out like a sign of what humans are capable of when we believe. To see these Space… » 5/10/12 3:01pm 5/10/12 3:01pm

Did the Germans launch a crewed rocket into space in 1933?

On October 29, 1933, the London Sunday Referee published a report from Rugen, an island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Germany. Someone named Otto Fischer had flown inside a 24-foot steel rocket, to an altitude of six miles. Were the Germans really testing out a rocket that could carry people, nearly three… » 5/08/12 5:00pm 5/08/12 5:00pm

Coney Island's AstroLand Park Closing, A Victim Of The Real Future

For almost 50 years, AstroLand in Coney Island has been a symbol of our optimism about the Space Age and the conquest of the final frontier. But the park is closing this coming Sunday, a victim of a different vision of the future. Developers failed to reach an agreement with the park's owner, Carol Albert, over a new… » 9/09/08 4:30pm 9/09/08 4:30pm