Space

Videos and little bits of text that give information about the history of mankind in Space and rocket technology.

Launched in 1975, the Viking 1 managed to take the 1st pictures of Mars, the well-knowned red planet. Due to failure, all Viking systems were eventually shut down a couple of years later. 22nd of August 2020.
The short Mercury-Redstone 1 flight began on the November 21, 1960. Popularly referred to as the “four-inch flight”, it was a resounding failure. This video is a little documentary, showing its launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida and giving basic facts about how the rocket was made. 19th of April 2020.
Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave earth’s orbit and to orbit around the moon. In the little capsule at the top of the giant Saturn V rocket sat three astronauts: Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot William Anders and Commander Frank Borman. The rocket was launched on the 21st of December 1968 at 12:51 UTC (coordinated universal time) time. 10th of January 2020
Ham, the first hominid in space, was launched in his cramped little capsule on January the 31st 1961 by NASA. During his journey, he had to press a button when he saw a light. If he managed to do this, he would receive a banana pellet as a reward. If he didn’t he would receive a little electric shock.19 December 2019