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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Rocket Ranch”
Rocket Ranch. The Nuts and Bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center. By Jonathan H. Ward. Chichester, UK: Springer Praxis, 2015. Jonathan B Ward’s Rocket Ranch is an enjoyable overview of the Kennedy Space Center during the … Continue reading
What Happened to the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003?
NASA personnel and leaders had a celebration planned on February 1, 2003, for the return of Columbia and its crew after the successful completion of STS-107. STS-107 had been launched from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on January … Continue reading
Posted in History, Space, Space Shuttle Tagged Admiral Harold W. Gehman Jr., Air Force Space Command, Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), David Brown, History, hubble space telescope, johnson space center, Kalpana Chawla, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A, Laurel Clark, Michael Anderson, Michael D. Leimbach, Mission Commander Rick Husband; Pilot William “Willie” McCool; Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, NASA, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, politics, President George W. Bush, public perceptions, public policy, Rick Husband, Sean O'Keefe, space shuttle, STS-107, Tom Ridge, U.S. Civil Space, U.S. Joint Forces Command, U.S.S. Cole, William “Willie” McCool Leave a comment
Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Interstellar Age”
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission. By Jim Bell. New York: Dutton Books, Published by the Penguin Group, 2015. xi + 321. Notes and further reading, acknowledgments, index. ISBN: 978-0-525-95432-3. Hardcover with dustjacket. $27.95 USD. Part memoir, part … Continue reading
Posted in History, Science, Space Tagged Apollo, Arizona State University, Bach, Chuck Berry, Dutton Books, Grand Tour, Heliopause, Jim Bell, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, national aeronautics and space administration, Penguin Group, space science, Stephen Pyne, The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission, U.S. Civil Space, Voyagers 5 Comments
The World’s Spaceports
In the more than fifty years since the beginning of the space age, the most remarkable and visible installations created have been the launch facilities. These spaceports are not numerous, with only 24 active sites worldwide, but many of them are … Continue reading
Posted in History, Space Tagged 1960s, Apollo, Baikonur, History, Kennedy Space Center, Kourou, launch complexes, NASA, space shuttle, U.S. Civil Space, Vandenburg AFB 5 Comments
Whatever Happened to the Apollo/Saturn Launch Towers?
Because of the rare experience of Apollo, there was little value placed on maintaining in working order the infrastructure that made the Moon landings possible. NASA, therefore, sought either to dispose of these relics with all dispatch or to alter … Continue reading
Posted in Apollo, History, Lunar Exploration, Science, Space, Space Shuttle Tagged 1960s, Apollo, Buzz Aldrin, Christopher Columbus, cold war, Don Nelson, Guenter Wendt, History, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39, Launch Umbilical Tower, Michael Collins, Moon, Moon race, NASA, Neil Armstrong, public perceptions, Titusville, U.S. Civil Space 2 Comments