Confusions and Connections
Today is the 47th anniversary of the loss of Apollo 1 on the launchpad and the death of her crew Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger ...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 ...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
Today is Yuri’s Night. A day to celebrate and to remember the flight of Vostok 1 and everyone who has followed Yuri into space. This happened today in 1961, making it ...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
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 ...more
Hidden Figures - 'Russian Spy'
Two great items hit my in-box earlier today. Both are from Hidden Figures. The first is a clip that’s both sad & comical. How censorship can fail spectacularly because of ...more
Hidden Figures – Behind the numbers
Written October 24, 2016
Another feature has hit for the upcoming, true, story of the women behind getting man into space.  These Hidden Figures were the African-American women who worked as “computers”.  Checking the ...more
Hidden Figures – Give Or Take
Written February 5, 2017
Hidden Figures - Give Or Take
We have been sent over two great pieces for Hidden Figures.  The first shows Katherine Johnson using her mathematical skills to calculate one of John Glenn’s landing zones The second is ...more
Hidden Figures – Make you first
Written January 26, 2017
Hidden Figures - Make You First
Two new, amazing, pices have arrived today for Hidden Figures. The first is a powerful scene in a courthouse arguing about education & the future. The other, is in a ...more
Hidden Figures – The new computer
Written January 11, 2017
Two great things from Hidden Figures have just arrived. The first is a great clip with Katherine Johnson meeting her new boss for the first time. The other is where ...more
Hidden Figures – we wear glasses
Written November 21, 2016
A great clip from the upcoming Hidden Figures. This time we see one of the computers talking about what she does and why she shouldn’t be looked down upon. “Yes, ...more
Hidden Figures has a poster
Written November 24, 2016
The first poster for the upcoming story of the Hidden Figures from the Space Race has arrived. It shows you who the real heroes of the story is.  The women who ...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
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 ...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

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