Stunning archival photos of vintage NASA (and NASA predecessor NACA) facilities.
Absolutely amazing black-and-white photos of vintage NASA facilities from the 1920s-1950s.
Remarkable animated visualization of every meteorite since 861 AD from The Guardian.
“Great works and great folly may be indistinguishable from the outset.” Wisdom from NASA’s Adam Steltzner, lead engineer at the Mars Science Laboratory and mastermind of the Curiosity rover landing system, at The New Yorker’s Big Story event.
Or, as Bertrand Russell famously put it, “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
The planets and their moons, based on what 1953 knew about space.
What science knew about Mars in 1953.
Pair with Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke in conversation about Mars in 1971.
What science knew about extraterrestrial life in 1953.
Astronaut lingo: Cosmic vocabulary circa 1953
Vintage anatomy of a space suit from this lovely 1953 primer on space travel.
The physics of how a rocket works, from a wonderful 1953 primer on space travel written and illustrated by a female author.