Modern Space Gallery
This will be ever changing!
Robert Goddard.....Rocket Man Number One
Playing with rockets paid off big time for us decades later. Goddard in the 20's and 30's was years ahead of his time using liquid propellant. Here's a little clip from our friends at NASA to check out.
Robert Goddard (click)
John Glenn. American Space Hero.
John Glenn rides with President John F.Kennedy in Cape Canaveral Florida after 1962 jaunt into space in a parade with an unidentified General to his left.
America blasts into space with war booty!!
July, 1950. The US launches a captured German V-2 with a WAC Corporal Missile on top. It was the first launch in our program from Cape Canaveral. Note the early paprazzi practically on the launch pad.
It still seems too close for an asteroid!
Earth a seen in a computer generated image from the surface of the asteroid Toutais on Nov, 29, 1996. Toutais currently approaches Earth once every four years and on this day it was 3.3 million miles away. Cool, no?
Comets Go & Come
This is a composite image taken by the navigation camera of NASA's Stardust spacecraft during its Jan 2, 2004 flyby of Comet Wild 2. This image shows an intensely active surface, jetting dust and gas streams into space and leaves a trail millions of miles long.