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Counting Down….5-4-3-2-1….

As we come to a close of our series of blog posts on the years 1958 and 1959, we’ve only really begun to scratch the surface of what is available.  There are so many good stories that remain to be re-discovered.  Today, we talk space and the group of people known as the Mercury 7.  … Continue reading »

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V-2’s, General Electric and Project Thumper: It’s the Defense!

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! Please forgive the lack of postings this week.  I’v had some sort of wierd illness….maybe it’s my cooking!  🙂 Anyway, I was doing research the other day and came across an interesting little project called: Project Thumper! Let’s get started! While most American boys and girls in the pre-World War … Continue reading »

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Ham in Space, or Is that Chimp in my Chair?

I took the kids to see Space Chimps today and it was a great movie, both for the kids as well as myself.  However, being the history addict that I am, I immediately came home and started doing a little research on the use of chimpanzees in the space program in the latter part of … Continue reading »

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