What happened to Apollo 1? NASA’s first tragedy struck on January 27, 1967, when three astronauts were killed during a routine test. For a lot more on the story, check out the latest article over on Vintage Space: http://www.popsci.com/what-happened-apollo-1-fire By: Amy Shira Teitel.
Yes, We’ve Seen the Surface of Venus We actually have landed on Venus! Or more specifically, the Soviet Union landed a series of Venera probes on the surface of Venus in the 1970s and 1980s. Isn’t it time we went back? For more on the Venera landing missions and images of the surface, check out my latest on Vintage Space at Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/yes-weve-seen-surface-venus By: Amy Shira Teitel.
Playmates on the Moon The wrist checklists were designed to keep astronauts on track during lunar EVAs, but they were also ways for backup crews to sneak in some jokes. For more on the story, check out the latest article on Vintage Space: http://www.popsci.com/nsfw-lunar-eva-checklists By: Amy Shira Teitel.