Happy 30th Birthday Hubble.

Hubble Space Telescope Facts NASA named the world’s first space-based optical telescope after American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889 — 1953). Dr. Hubble confirmed an “expanding” universe, which provided the foundation for the big-bang theory. Mission Launch: April 24, 1990, from space shuttle Discovery (STS-31) Deployment: April 25, 1990 First Image: May 20, 1990: StarContinue reading “Happy 30th Birthday Hubble.”

Big Bird in space

It was announced today that the man who had played Big Bird from, 1969 to 2018 ,Caroll Spinney, sadly passed away aged 85. However he had escaped death about 33 years earlier. When NASA first had started planning for  the Challenger mission, the agency had approached and  invited Spinney to wear the Big Bird suitContinue reading “Big Bird in space”

The forgotten events of November 22-1963.

The biggest event of November 22,1963 was the assassination of President J.F Kennedy. However there were a few other events that day which were overshadowed by this. One of these events had a direct link to the assassination of JFK. Relay 1 was the first satellite to send a  television sial from the United StatesContinue reading “The forgotten events of November 22-1963.”

The era of hypocrisy-The post WWII era

One thing that has always baffled me was the blatant double standards applied at the end and the era just after WWII. On one hand you had scientists like Alan Turing, whose work on the enigma code shortened the war by 2 years, and potentially saved millions of lives, but because of his homosexuality wasContinue reading “The era of hypocrisy-The post WWII era”

The chances of anything coming from earth, are a million to one, they say.

We all know the story “War of the Worlds” be it either the book, movies or the musical version. A tag line of the story is “The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, they say.” Turns out that we beat the Martians to it. On July 1976. only 7 yearsContinue reading “The chances of anything coming from earth, are a million to one, they say.”

The other casualties of the V2 weapon.

So many people say that World War 2 should be left in the past, it’s been more then 7 decades now and we should move on. And to an extend they are right. However what these people forget is that the effects of WWII are still current in ways that they didn’t even consider, manyContinue reading “The other casualties of the V2 weapon.”

The last man on the Moon

  Mention Neil Armstrong and every one will know who he is and even what he said when he set foot as the first man on the Moon. However the name Eugene Cernan will mean very little to most people. Although he was just as important to the Apollo missions. Eugene Ceman was the lastContinue reading “The last man on the Moon”

Who needs the Moon anyway- when the US wanted to nuke the Moon.

Project A119 was the designated name by the US Air Force to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon. The project was called “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” aka ” Project A119 and was developed by the U.S. Air Force in the late 1950s. The aim was to intimidate the Soviet Union, who atContinue reading “Who needs the Moon anyway- when the US wanted to nuke the Moon.”

Explorer 1

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1 and 2, beginning the Cold War Space Race between the two nations. Explorer 1 was launched on January 31, 1958 at 22:48 Eastern Time (February 1, 03:48 UTC) atop the first Juno boosterContinue reading “Explorer 1”

Challenger 28 January 1986

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 33 years  ago since the Challenger disaster happened. I still remember it as if it was yesterday. One thing that I hadn’t thought of was that there was a group of children watching while their Teacher died. Looking back it make sense of course that theContinue reading “Challenger 28 January 1986”