How Fast and How High? A chart from when rocketships first blasted into our hearts

The 1920s were the fledgling years of the real Golden Age of space travel, which lasted until the first few moon landings. Rockets were in all the news. Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon were every red-blooded kid's heroes at the same time Robert Goddard was being ridiculed in snarky articles in the New York Times—but… »4/14/12 3:30pm4/14/12 3:30pm