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…