Most people have heard of the Voyager space probes--the small unmanned spacecraft that were launched in the late 1970s on twin missions to explore the outer planets of the solar system. In addition to being immortalized in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the origin of the powerful but misunderstood entity known as "V'Ger," these spacecraft … Continue reading The little spaceship that could: the epic odyssey of Pioneer 10.
On May 14, 1973, America launched the first space station. Few remember it now.
America's first manned space flight lasted a quarter of an hour. A decade later, the astronaut who made that flight walked on the Moon.