On June 3, 1965, Ed White stepped out above Hawaii and, for twenty minutes, became the first American human spaceship.
Articles tagged "Gemini"
The Soviet Voskhod spacecraft was a hollowed out Vostok with almost no safety provisions. And it worked.
On September 12, 1966, Gemini 11 launched and set a record for highest Earth orbital mission.
NASA learned how to fly in space 47 years ago. At least, that's when it first started figuring it out. The Mercury program that launched the first American astronauts really just took them along for a ride. But the second program, Project Gemini, wa…
You'd be a lying crazy person if you said it hasn't crossed your mind, and in the 1960s it was one of the most common questions posed to NASA’s astronauts: how do you go to the bathroom in space? The answer is less sophisticated than you might expe…
NASA used to take risks. It used to occasionally throw caution to the wind and just go for broke on some pretty dangerous missions. In short, and to be slightly crude, NASA used to have balls. Surveying NASA’s history, which is filled with the re