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50 Years ago – Friendship 7

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed. More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from …

Vintage Monster and Spooky Toys

This is The Great Garloo: It is a classic monster toy, today highly sought after by collectors. It came out in the early 1960’s, when sci-fi movies featuring titanic monsters were at their most popular. Compared to modern toys it looks rather primitive, but in its day it was cutting …

First Commercial Spaceport

Virgin Galactic has opened the first commercial space port. This could well be the future of space travel: Driven by private entrepreneurship. Right now the idea is still crazy but it makes perfect sense: If you make space travel available to the public, people will be interested in booking a …