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

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 10:00am8/30/12 10:00am