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”

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”

The Space Shuttle-Well kind of

During the Cold War, the USSR built a look-alike space shuttle to compete with the U.S. program. The development of the “Buran” began in the early 1970s as a response to the U.S. Space Shuttle program. Soviet officials were concerned about a perceived military threat posed by the U.S. Space Shuttle. In their opinion, theContinue reading “The Space Shuttle-Well kind of”