Tag Archives: Space Age

Apollo 11 and the lost space age

I was very young when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, so I have no memory of the landing, and only limited memory of the Apollo program in general.  I think I remember seeing some … Continue reading

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NASA – The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

This NASA document has been around for a while, but it remains relevant.  If you’re going to engage in space travel, you have some unyielding scientific and engineering realities to contend with.  This article is a bit dry, but it’s … Continue reading

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The struggling space age

The Washington Post has an interesting summary of the state of the space industry, contrasting the “New Space”, private companies, with “Old Space”, Nasa.  The article is interlaced with interesting photos and is well worth the time investment.  Another article … Continue reading

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