Confusions and Connections
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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more
From the Atlantic to the Moon.
Written July 9, 2014
It was 42 years between man crossing the Atlantic in a plane to man walking on the Moon. Today, that’s about half a lifetime ago. Someone who was born when ...more
Have you been blown away with the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar? If not, why not? It’s even more epic than the last trailer. The trailer was launched last ...more
How Spacesuits have changed
Written January 20, 2015
The history of the spacesuit is something that you don’t tend to think about. What you tend to see is the launch vehicle. Be that the giant Saturn V or ...more
Lists and things
Written October 6, 2013
My old friend, Andrew Paul, did a list of blogs over on his website that included a link to this blog, so I thought I might as well do some ...more
Looking back at planet Earth
Written April 22, 2014
One upon a time a man wrote that space was big, really big… He wasn’t wrong, it is quite huge as the below 4 images will show. I am convinced that the ...more
Margaret Hamilton and the Moon
Written January 1, 2017
Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton is a name that you won’t recognize.  It’s a shame as she was in charge of the programming teams that designed, and built, the software for the Lunar ...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 ...more
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 ...more
Imaging a small boy sitting on a sand dune in Kitty Hawk in 1903 and looking out. What he could see is a pair of brothers who worked with bicycles ...more
Remembering Challenger
Written January 28, 2014
Almost 30 years ago a spaceship named Challenger took off into the great blue yonder. Quite a routine thing at the time with NASA’s new launch vehicle, the space shuttle. This ...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 ...more
Yesterday saw NASA’s annual day of remembrance. The day that NASA remembers not only the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger on STS-51L as well as what this post is about. ...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 ...more
Tasteful or tasteless?
Written January 17, 2017
Captain Gene Cernan - Credit NASA
Photo Credit NASA Yesterday it was reported that the last man on the moon, Gene Cernan had died.  He was 82. Today, the first email I received was to remind the world ...more
The Hot Tub Time Machine changes history
Written February 2, 2015
It’s still quite a while off until we see what the Hot Tub Time Machine will be doing a second time around. Before that, we have been sent over two ...more

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