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  • 1926 March 16: Dr. Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket near Auburn, Massachusetts.
  • 1947 July 8: U.S. Army Air Force officials announced to a gullible newspaper reporter that a 'flying disc' had crashed 130 miles from Roswell, New Mexico, but later the same day corrected the report by announcing that the object was a weather balloon.
  • 1948 March: Two con men in Aztec, New Mexico convinced a gullible newspaper reporter that a 100-foot-diameter metal disk had recently crash-landed outside town and that the U.S. government had hauled away the spacecraft and 16 alien bodies.
  • 1957 Oct 4: The Soviet Union successfully launched the Sputnik I satellite, which began the Space Race.
  • 1958 Jan 31: First successful U.S. satellite launch, of Explorer I – America entered the Space Age.
  • 1958 July 29: President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics & Space Act, creating N.A.S.A.
  • 1959 Jan 2: Launch of Soviet Russia's space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon.
  • 1959 April 9: N.A.S.A. announced the selection of America's first seven astronauts.
  • 1959 Oct 4: Soviet space probe Luna 3 transmitted images of the far side of the moon back to Earth.
  • 1961 April 12: Soviet 'cosmonaut' Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth.
  • 1961 May 5: America's first sub-orbital space flight launched astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. off-Earth for 15 minutes.
  • 1961 May 25: President John F. Kennedy announced America's goal of sending an astronaut safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
  • 1962 Feb 20: N.A.S.A. Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, for 4 hours 55 minutes, aboard Friendship 7.
  • 1962 Aug 11-12: The Soviet Union sent cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev into orbit for 94 hours in Vostok 3; next day they sent cosmonaut Pavel Popovich into orbit in Vostok 4; both returned to Earth safely on 15 August.
  • 1962 Aug 27: N.A.S.A. launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past the planet Venus in December 1962.
  • 1964 July 31: America's space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before crashing into the lunar surface.
  • 1965 Aug 29: The Gemini 5 capsule, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles 'Pete' Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after 8 days in space.
  • 1966 Feb 3: First spacecraft landed on the moon, the Soviet Luna 9.
  • 1966 June 2: America's space probe Surveyer I landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
  • 1967 Oct 19: The U.S. space probe Mariner 5 flew past the planet Venus.
  • 1969 July 20: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong & Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin in the lunar lander 'Eagle' touched down on the surface of the moon at 4:18 p.m. EDT. Aldrin & Armstrong were the first men to walk on the moon's surface; astronaut Michael Collins remained overhead in the orbiter module.
  • 1969 Nov 19: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad & Alan Bean made man's second walk on the moon's surface; astronaut Richard F. Gordon, Jr. stayed overhead in the command module.
  • 1975 July 17: A manned N.A.S.A. Apollo spaceship docked with the Russian Soyuz 19 spacecraft in orbit, the first linkup of the two superpowers in space; the two Amarican astronauts boarded the Russian craft and visited for two hours.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Space History [est. 1976] in Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Museum of Space History's International Space Hall of Fame


    Selected  Books  on  Spaceflight  History
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    Flying Saucers Are Real book by Donald Keyhoe  "The Flying Saucers Are Real" [1950] by USAF Major Donald E. Keyhoe
    "During my long investigation of these strange objects, I have seen many reports verified by Air Force Intelligence, detailed accounts by Air Force pilots, radar operators, and other trained observers proving [that] the UFOs are high-speed craft superior to anything built on Earth."
    Kindle Edition from Cosimo/Public Domain [3/2011] for FREE! {sic}
    Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1950 edition] for $1.99
    CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $8.99
    Fawcett Books mass pb [5/1950] out of print/scarce
    Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
    Flying Saucer Conspiracy book by Donald Keyhoe  
    "The Flying Saucer Conspiracy" [1955] by USAF Major Donald E. Keyhoe
    Holt 8x5¾ hardcover [1955] out of print/used
    Holt 8x5¾ hardcover [1955] out of print/used

    "For All Mankind" on Apollo pgm [10/1988] by Harry Hunt III
    http://www.amazon.com/All-Mankind-Harry-Hurt/dp/0871131706/

    "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings / Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster" [1994]
    Allan J. McDonald & James R. Hansen http://booksxyz.com/profile3805018.php
    http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Lies-O-Rings-Challenger-Disaster/dp/0813041937/
    http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Lies-O-Rings-Challenger-University/dp/B00E28USM6/

    "Space Odyssey: First Forty Years of Space Exploration" [5/2002] by Serge Brunier, Translated by Stephen Lyle
    http://www.amazon.com/Space-Odyssey-First-Forty-Exploration/dp/0521813565/
    http://www.amazon.com/Space-Odyssey-Exploration-Brunier-Hardcover/dp/B010WF8TC8/

    "After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age" [3/2007] by Martin Collins
    http://www.amazon.com/After-Sputnik-Years-Space-Age/dp/0060897813/

    "Flight: The Complete History" [3/2007] by R.G. Grant
    http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Complete-R-G-Grant/dp/0756619025/

    Spacesuit History book by Brett Gooden  "Spacesuit: A History Through Fact and Fiction" [2012]
    by Brett Gooden

    Kindle Edition from Tattered Flag [11/2013] for $14.99
    Casemate Publrs 10x7 hardcover [12/2012] for $27.95
    Casemate Publrs 10x7 hardcover [12/2012] out of print/used
    Milestones of Flight book by Tim Grove  "Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons To SpaceShipOne" [grades 5-9; 2016]
    by Tim Grove

    Kindle Edition from Harry N. Abrams BFYR [6/2016] for $9.99
    Harry N. Abrams BFYR 10¼x9 hardcover [6/2016] for $17.24
    Amazing Stories of the Space Age book by Rod Pyle  "Amazing Stories of The Space Age: True Tales of Nazis In Orbit, Soldiers On  2/2017
    The Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts From The Annals of Spaceflight" [2017] by Rod Pyle

    Kindle Edition from Prometheus/Random House/Penguin [2/2017] for $11.99
    Prometheus Books 9x6 pb [2/2017] for $13.66



    Timeline of Rocketry & Space

    • 1783 Sept 19: Jacques Etienne Montgolfier launched a hot-air balloon at Versailles in France with a duck, a sheep, and a rooster on board.
    • 1903 Kittyhawk
    • 1927 May 19-20: Aviator Charles Lindbergh made the first successful solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, traveling nonstop from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York to Paris, France in 33.5 hours.
    • 1947 Oct 14: Air Force test pilot Charles E. 'Chuck' Yeager broke the sound barrier over Edwards A.F.B. [Muroc Dry Lake] in California, flying the Bell XS-1 rocket plane to a speed of Mach 1.06.

    • 1957 Oct 4: The successful launch by the Soviet Union of the Sputnik I satellite began the Space Race.
    • 1960 April 1: U.S. launched the first weather satellite, TIROS-1, from Cape Canaveral.
    • 1962 Feb 20: N.A.S.A. Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, for 4 hours 55 minutes, aboard Friendship 7.
    • 1962 July 10: America's Telstar 1 communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
    • 1962 Aug 27: N.A.S.A. launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past the planet Venus in December 1962.
    • 1962 Sept 17: N.A.S.A. announced the next 9 astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, later the first man to walk on the moon.
    • 1962 Dec 13: Launch of the U.S. communication satellite Relay 1 for the retransmission of telephone, televison, and digital signals from space.
    • 1963 May 15: N.A.S.A.'s final Project Mercury flight began, with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper aboard Faith Seven.
    • 1964 July 31: America's space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before crashing into the lunar surface.
    • 1964 Nov 28: The United States launched the Mariner 4 'fly-by' mission toward the planet Mars; the spacecraft returned the first-ever close-up photos of the Red Planet in July 1965.
    • 1965 April 6: Launch by the U.S. of the Intelsat 1 communication satellite, also known as 'Early Bird'.
    • 1965 June 3: Gemini 4 astronaut Edward H. White made the first American 'space walk'.
    • 1965 Dec 4: N.A.S.A. launched Gemini VII with astronauts U.S.A.F. LtCol. Frank Borman and Navy Commander James A. Lovell aboard.
    • 1965 Dec 15: N.A.S.A. launched the two-man Gemini VIa space vehicle which met up with the earlier Gemini VII space vehicle and maneuvered to less than ten feet of each other while orbiting the Earth.
    • 1966 Feb 3: First spacecraft landed on the moon, the Soviet Luna 9.
    • 1966 June 2: America's space probe Surveyer I landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
    • 1966 Nov 11: Launch from Cape Canaveral of Gemini XII carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, Jr. and Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.; the final Gemini mission ended 59 orbits and four days later with a splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean.
    • 1967 Jan 27: A flash fire aboard Apollo I during a test at Cape Kennedy killed astronauts Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom, Edward H. White & Roger B. Chaffee.
    • 1967 Oct 19: The U.S. space probe Mariner 5 flew past the planet Venus.
    • 1967 Nov 9: Successful test flight from Cape Kennedy of a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo capsule.
    • 1968 Jan 9: Surveyor VII made a soft landing on the moon, the last of the unmanned explorations of the moon's surface.
    • 1968 Oct 11: Launch of the first manned Apollo mission, Apollo 7 which flew in Earth orbit until safely splash-landing near Bermuda on October 22nd.
    • 1968 Dec 21: N.A.S.A. Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James A. Lovell Jr. & William A. Anders blasted off to orbit the moon; they were the first men to leave the earth's gravitational field and the first to see the back side of the moon.
    • 1968 Dec 24: Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from the Old Testament during a Christmas Eve television broadcast while orbiting the moon.
    • 1968 Dec 27: N.A.S.A. Apollo 8 mission nighttime splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
    • 1969 Jan 16: Two manned Soyuz capsules of the Soviet Union became the first space vehicles to 'dock' in space and transfer personnel.
    • 1969 March 3: N.A.S.A. Apollo 9 astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott & Russell Schweickart blasted off to orbit the Earth for ten days; splashdown was March 13, east of the Bahamas, north of Puerto Rico.
    • 1969 May 18: N.A.S.A. Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas P. Stafford & John W. Young blasted off to orbit the moon (and test the lunar lander).
    • 1969 May 26: N.A.S.A. Apollo 10 mission splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
    • 1969 July 16: Liftoff of Apollo 11 lunar landing mission from Cape Kennedy; splashdown was July 24 in the Pacific Ocean.
    • 1969 July 19: The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission went into orbit around the Moon, with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, and Michael Collins on board.
    • 1969 July 20: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong & Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin in the lunar lander 'Eagle' touched down on the surface of the moon at 4:18 p.m. EDT; astronaut Michael Collins remained overhead in the orbiter module.
    • 1969 July 21: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong left the lunar lander and stepped onto the surface of the moon, joined shortly by 'Buzz' Aldrin.
    • 1969 July 21: Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong & Aldrin blasted off from the moon's surface aboard the lunar landing module at 1:54 p.m. EDT.
    • 1969 July 24: N.A.S.A. Apollo 11 moon-landing mission splashed down safely in the South Pacific.
    • 1969 Aug 5: The U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew past the planet Mars, sending photographs and scientific data back to Earth.
    • 1969 Nov 14: N.A.S.A.'s Apollo 12 mission blasted off for the moon.
    • 1969 Nov 19: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad & Alan Bean made man's second walk on the moon's surface; astronaut Richard F. Gordon, Jr. stayed overhead in the command module.
    • 1969 Nov 24: N.A.S.A.'s Apollo 12 mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

    • 1970 April 11: The ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon blasted off from Cape Canaveral, with James A. Lovell Jr., John L. Swigert Jr. & Fred W. Haise Jr. aboard.
    • 1970 April 13: The explosion of a tank of liquid oxygen aboard Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, severely crippled the space craft; the mission was aborted. Heroic efforts at Cape Canaveral and on-board the spacecraft brought the three astronauts back safely to Earth.
    • 1970 April 17: N.A.S.A.'s Apollo 13 mission splashed down safely in the South Pacific Ocean and was retrieved by the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima.
    • 1971 Jan 31: Apollo 14 blasted off to the moon from Cape Canaveral, Florida with astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell & Stuart A. Roosa aboard.
    • 1971 May 30: American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off toward Mars from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
    • 1971 July 26: Launch of Apollo 15, America's fourth manned mission to the moon.
    • 1971 July 31: U.S. Apollo 15 crew members David Scott & James Irwin were the first astronauts to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the surface of the Moon.
    • 1971 Aug 7: The Apollo 15 moon mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
    • 1972 Jan 5: President Richard M. Nixon announced that he had ordered the development of the Space Shuttle.
    • 1977 Aug 20: The Voyager 2 space probe launched toward Jupiter [July 1979] & Saturn [Aug 1981] plus Uranus [Jan 1986] & Neptune [Aug 1989]; currently speeding away from the Sun, the spacecraft is expected to transmit data back to Earth thru the year 2020.
    • 1977 Sept 5: NASA's Voyager 1 space probe launched to Jupiter [March 1979] & Saturn [Nov 1980]; currently speeding away from the Sun, the interstellar probe is still transmitting data as it crosses the 'heliopause' into deep space.
    • 1979 March 5: NASA's Voyager 1 space probe flew past Jupiter, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.

    • 1980 July 9: NASA's Voyager 2 space probe flew past Jupiter, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.
    • 1980 Nov 8: Space scientists at J.P.L. in Pasadena announced that N.A.S.A. probe Voyager 1 had discovered a fifteenth moon orbiting the planet Saturn.
    • 1980 Nov 20: NASA's Voyager 1 space probe flew past Saturn, sending back photographs of the planet and its rings & moons.
    • 1981 Aug 25: NASA's Voyager 2 space probe flew past Saturn, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.
    • 1985 April 12: U.S. Senator Jake Garn [GOP-Utah} became the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space as shuttle Discovery lifted off from from Kennedy Space Center in Florida; mission STS-51-D lasted seven days.
    • 1986 Jan 24: NASA's Voyager 2 space probe flew past Uranus, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.
    • 1989 Aug 25: NASA's Voyager 2 space probe flew past Neptune, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.
    • 1989 Aug 27: Launch of the first U.S. commercial satellite rocket from Cape Canaveral, a Delta booster carrying British communication satellite Marcopolo 1.

    • 2003 Feb 1: The space shuttle Columbia exploded 200,000 feet above Texas, on landing approach to Kennedy Space Center in Florida, killing the seven crew members.

    • 2017 September: N.A.S.A. announced the Dream Chaser Cargo System, its latest reusable space vehicle, which will replace the Space Shuttle program. The craft will be used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and is currently in early testing. Builder Sierra Nevada Corporation [est. 1963] will start delivering cargo in 2019 and will fly at least six delivery & recovery missions until its contract ends in 2024.



    Movies & TV  About  Spaceflight

    IMAX Space Collection DVD box set  "The IMAX Space Collection" DVD box set [2001]
    Imax color DVD set [10/2001] 5 disks for $35.99
    includes 37-min. "Hail Columbia!" [1982] narrated by James Whitmore; 37-min. "The Dream Is Alive" [1985] narrated by Walter Cronkite; 40-min. "Blue Planet" [1990]; 40‑min. "Destiny In Space" [1994] narrated by Leonard Nimoy; and 40-min. "Mission To Mir" [1997] narrated by August Schellenberg
    The Spacesuit Film 1918-1969 book by Gary Westfahl  "The Spacesuit Film: A History, 1918-1969" [2012]
    by Gary Westfahl, Foreword by Michael Cassutt

    Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [3/2012] for $9.99
    McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2012] for $50.00 {sic}
    McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2012] out of print/used

    "Men Into Space" TV series [CBS-TV 1959-60 & syndication]
    Men Into Space book by John C. Fredriksen  38 b&w half-hour episodes produced by ZIV Television and broadcast on the C.B.S. Network • Starring William Lundigan {as Col. Edward McCauley}, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey, Russ Conway, John Sutton, Jeremy Slate, H.M. Wynant, Paul Langton, Harry Ellerbe, Rand Brooks; guest actors include Angie Dickinson, Arthur Franz, Bill Williams, James Coburn, James Drury, Werner Klemperer, Harry Lauter, Gerald Mohr, Paul Picerni, Robert Vaughn, Simon Oakland, Denver Pyle, Murray Hamilton, John Lupton, Whit Bissell, James Best, Harry Carey Jr., William Schallert, Gavin MacLeod, Guy Stockwell, Ray Teal, John Vivyan, Ann Doran
    VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • series credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia
    watch 21-episode playlist [1/2014 upload] free online at YouTube
    "Men Into Space" non-fiction book [2012] by John C. Fredriksen
    Kindle Edition from ... [9/00] for $9.95
    BearManor Media 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $21.95
    BearManor Media 9x6 hardcover [12/2012] for $31.95

    "The Right Stuff" [The Ladd Company 1983]
    full credits from IMDb

    "Apollo 13" [1995]
    full credits from IMDb

    "Space Travelers" [July 2009] Carlo Burton aka Charles Evans /tt1479832/
    A documentary on legendary aerospace pioneer & designer Burt Rutan
    http://www.amazon.com/Space-Travelers-Rutan-George-Takei/dp/B00918ZV4C/

    "Space Dogs" animated film series
    animated feature films based on true-life Russian space dogs Belka and Strelka
    movie series entry at Wikipedia

    Russian poster for 'Belka i Strelka' aka 'Space Dogs' animated movie   "Space Dogs 1" [Russia March 2010, USA May 2012]
    Russian title: "Belka i Strelka. Zvezdnye sobaki."; street dogs Belka & Strelka and the rat Venya are captured and sent to space training camp; the trio is chosen for the first animal space flight, which is damaged by meteors; the animals fight an on-board fire and return to Earth, to acclaim as heroes. Strelka returns to live with her mother, rat Venya becomes a motivational speaker, Belka gets a job at a circus, and puppy Pushok is given by Kruschschev as a gift for Caroline Kennedy • Directed by Inna Evlannikova & Svyatoslav Ushakov; Russian voices of Belka & Strelka: Anna Bolshova & Elena Yakovleva; English voices of Belka & Strelka: Chloλ Grace Moretz & Dorothy Elias-Fahn • full credits at IMDb • official website {in Russian}
    Phase 4 Films widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2012] for $30.69
    Phase 4 Films widescreen color DVD [4/2012] out of prodn/used
    watch official 4/2012 trailer [1:03] online at YouTube
    watch full movie in Swedish [1:24:36] online at YouTube • watch full movie in Russian [1:24:52] online at YouTube

    Space Dogs 2 animated movie from Russia   "Space Dogs 2: Adventure To The Moon" [Russia Feb 2014, USA Jan 2016]
    Pushok's father Kazbek is trapped on the moon, so Pushok visits Cape Canaveral to stow away aboard an American rocket . . .
    Directed by Inna Evlannikova, Aleksander Khramtsov & Vadim Sotskov; voices of Nonna Grishaeva {as Belka}, Maryana Spivak {as Strelka}, Evgeniy Mironov {as Venya}, Lev Akselrod {as Pushok}
    VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • official movie website
    watch 3/2016 official trailer [1:42] online at YouTube • watch full movie in Russian [1:15:01] online at YouTube

    Space Dogs 3 animated movie from Russia   "Space Dogs 3: Moon Adventure" [USA Aug 2016]
    Aliens on the back side of the Moon are stealing monuments from Earth; when the Statue of Liberty disappears, Pushok enlists Belka & Strelka & Venya to fix the problem . . . • featuring voices by Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson
    not yet listed at IMDb • watch official trailer [1:17] online at YouTube

    "Hidden Figures" [Fox Dec 2016]  6/2017
    Hidden Figures movie poster  A team of Afro-American women provide N.A.S.A. with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Theodore Melfi; co-written by Allison Schroeder, based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly; starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monαe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell {as John Glenn}, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa, Ken Strunk, Ariana Neal, Saniyya Sidney, Zani Jones Mbayise, Tre Stokes, Selah Kimbro Jones, Karan Kendrick, Corey Mendell Parker, Alkoya Brunson, Ashton Tyler, Lidya Jewett, Donna Biscoe, Jaiden Kaine, Gregory Alan Williams, Maria Howell, Arnell Powell, Ron Clinton Smith, Bob Bost, Crystal Lee Brown, Tequilla Whitfield, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Cullen Moss, Kurt Krause, John West Jr., Paige Nicollette, Kamryn Johnson, Amanda Dunn, Dane Davenport {as Alan Shepard}, Evan Holtzman {as Deke Slayton}, Travis Smith {as Scott Carpenter}, Devin McGee {as Gus Grissom}, Joe Hardy Jr. {as Gordon Cooper}, Glenn Allen {as Wally Schirra}
    DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
    full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
    watch 8/2016 official trailer [3:14] at YouTube
    Hidden Figures / Space Race book by Margot Lee Shetterly  "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and The Untold Story of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race" [2016] by Margot Lee Shetterly
    Kindle Edition from William Morrow/HarperCollins [9/2016] for $14.99
    William Morrow 8x5¼ pb [12/2016] for $10.86
    William Morrow 9x6 hardcover [9/2016] for $17.94
    Young Readers' Edition [ages 8-12; 2016]
    Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [11/2016] for $7.99
    HarperCollins 7½x5 pb [11/2016] for $6.64
    HarperCollins 8¼x5½ hardcover [11/2016] for $16.99

    "First Man" [Universal Studios Oct 2018]  
    Announced 2/2017: The Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" will reteam "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle with actor Ryan Gosling and 'is set to land in theaters' in October 2018 • latest info at IMDb

    Rocketry  Pioneers

    'Father of Modern Rocketry' Dr. Robert H. Goddard [1882-1945]
    listed on TIME Magazine 100 Most Important Persons of The Century [3/1999]
    browse books • browse DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
    Goddard Space Flight Center [est. 1959] in Maryland
    Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard Collection at Roswell [NM] Museum & Art Center
    •1926 March 16: Dr. Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket near Auburn, Massachusetts.
    •1926 April 3: Dr. Goddard launched his second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket.
    •Summer 1930: Dr. Goddard and his team relocated to Roswell, New Mexico.
    •November 1936: Dr. Goddard flew the world's first rocket (model L-7) with multiple chambers.
    •May 1942: Dr. Goddard and his team moved to Navy facilities in Annapolis, Maryland.

    rocket scientist Hermann Oberth [1894-1989] of Germany

    Werner von Braun

    Principal  Modern  Players

    Neil Armstrong [-2012]

    Richard Branson

    John Glenn [1921-2016]

    Burt Rutan


    L i n k s
    Flight Path Learning Center & Museum at LAX = www.flightpath.US
    NATL AVIATION HALL OF FAME >> hrh
    http://www.nationalaviation.org/website/index.asp?webpageid={29B403C2-424A-40CE-9A74-0DB137828215}


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