Confusions and Connections
This is the sort of documentary we love here at Confusions & Connections. One about Apollo & space. This one covers what some people would think of as the true heroes of getting man to the moon. The young “kids” in Mission Control in Houston. They were always overshadowed by the ...more

Hidden figures
Written September 24, 2016
Hidden Figures tells the true story of the female “computers” that helped land man on the moon.  From sitting in a room using adding machines to help design the orbital mechanics required for this incredible task. Their story isn’t new but not very well know until today.  This film will show ...more

Remembering Challenger after 30 years
Written January 28, 2016
Thirty years ago on a bright, but cold, January morning seven astronauts were strapped into the orbiter Challenger waiting for the journey of a lifetime. One of them was a teacher. Christa McAuliffe. A name that is as well known today as it was then. Now for all the wrong ...more

Rosetta this is Philae calling
Written June 14, 2015
Not that long ago a small robot on an asteroid sent this tweet: Hello Earth! Can you hear me? #WakeUpPhilae — Philae Lander (@Philae2014) June 14, 2015 It was a message that we all wanted to, and hoped that we would, hear.  After a bad landing and having critical power issues she has ...more

The Government is lying to you!
Written March 30, 2015
A few days ago I was sent this image from a trusted source. It shows the state of what The Government doesn’t want you to discover. The fact that they are growing what can only be described as pod people. The US Government tried this in the 1950s but tried to ...more

Michael Collins is missing
Written March 22, 2015
A lot of images were taken on July 24, 1969 but a couple were strangely more meaningful.  It was a set by Michael Collins from the command module, Aquarius.  The image below is one of them. The search for this image started a couple of weeks ago when I was having ...more

Astronaut Sally K. Ride, STS-7 mission specialist, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger. Today is International Women’s Day. I have done stories about this event before but they were celebrating a number of people. This one is different. I will be focusing on ...more

Saturn V – When tests fail
Written March 1, 2015
Sometimes you stumble upon some great stories from the space race. One of my favourites came from the testing of the various systems that became the Saturn V stack. From testing the enormous, first stage, F1 engines to the launch escape system at the other end of the vehicle. This is ...more

The first word on the moon
Written January 26, 2015
What was the first words said on the moon and who said them? As you can guess, it wasn’t Neil Armstrong’s One Small Step. It was, according to a lot of sources, his colleague, Buzz Aldrin. The first actual words on the moon is claimed to be Contact Light. I’m not sure ...more

In event of Moon Disaster
Written November 10, 2014
For any space nut, the most famous speech from the Apollo era was never given. It was prepared for Richard Nixon and is called In event of Moon Disaster. This was to be given if Apollo 11 had failed. It’s a powerful speech. A very moving one, tinged with tragedy but ...more

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