Confusions and Connections
I have done a few posts about the US space program over the last couple of days but when I saw this image pop up yesterday it got me annoyed. it was a very poor attempt at a joke saying that NASA has stopped “doing manned space” or something… I’m still ...more

Wile E. Coyote a hero, of sorts
Written December 30, 2013
Wile E. Coyote. Hero or villain? This is your chance to read a totally bias view of the artist, tester and, quite terrible, hunter. The below graphic shows the basic time line of Wile E.’s life and accomplishments over the years whilst he was in his prime. I will also have to ...more

NORAD is tracking Santa
Written December 24, 2013
In 1955, Sears printed an advert with a miss-printed phone number so children could call them to find out where Santa was. The number they actually printed on the advert was actually for the Colorado Springs’ Continental Air Defense Command and not the local Sears office. The commanding officer that Christmas ...more

Apollo saves 1968
Written December 23, 2013
I have already touched on the troubled year 1968 was.  That one was about one of the most famous images ever to come out of the Apollo program.  That of Earthrise Frank Borman summed up how the world felt after their epic journey by recounting one of the telegrams that the ...more

Dreaming of space and the moon
Written November 16, 2013
When I was growing up in the 70s and watching the final death throws of the once great Apollo missions, and man walking on the moon and then America’s first space station, Skylab, we all wanted to be astronauts when we grew up and to live there as well. Now we ...more

Apollo and playing tricks with you
Written October 20, 2013
Apollo 8 was the first mission that escaped the pull of the earth and set course to the moon. The year was 1968. A turbulent year. With the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, Students rioting around the world as well as an escalation of troops to Vietnam ...more

I wrote a piece for my other blog as well as re-using it here for International Women’s Day so for this year I have decided to delve deeper into the world of science, engineering and more of the women who have left their mark in the history of science and, ...more

Apollo was faked!
Written August 10, 2013
Sitting here as I am doing in my hospital bed waiting for the day that I can escape back to reality, good food and television that doesn’t cost £10 per day or internet that costs £15 for every 3 gig I use my mind has wandered into the area of ...more

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