Category Archives: space exploration

Space History: Alan Shepard First American in Space

The date was May 5, 1961. Twenty-three days earlier the Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first human being in space. The United States was eager to answer. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was selected for the mission. He was to … Continue reading

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The Vision Thing

Today’s Affirmation: I am a visionary. I see things well ahead of the pack!” “The vision thing” was a phrase that became popular in political circles in 1987. During an interview with Time Magazine, then Vice-president George H.W. Bush answered … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 – Modern Humanity’s First Moon Landing

NASA footage the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. This was fifth manned mission in the Apollo era. Watch the following video of this launch. Run time is 1:07. The crew consisted of astronauts. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and … Continue reading

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