In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed a new Cold War initiative designed to protect the United States from a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. The anti-ballistic missile system was called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), but it quickly gained the nickname “Star Wars” after the popular science-fiction films.
Two astronauts performed NASA’s third spacewalk in as many weeks outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday.
The 35th annual Space Symposium takes place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 8 through April 11, 2019.
In the wake of two fatal airline crashes in less than five months involving Boeing’s modern 737 Max (8 and 9) airplanes —which were the emerging workhorse for major airline fleets worldwide—pilots transporting one such plane were forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon.
On July 17, 1984, during her second space mission, cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya of the Soviet Union became the first woman to perform a spacewalk.
For those old enough to remember watching the first moon landing live on an old black and white TV in 1969 and wishing you could see the historic show in color, your wish has now come true. And, believe me, the 50-year wait for “Apollo 11” was worth it.
The U.S. manned space program took another “one small step for man” over the weekend with the successful commercial launch and docking of an unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
By the early 1980s, heightened Cold War paranoia led many military leaders in the United States and the Soviet Union to question the survivability of stationary nuclear missile silos in the event of a full-scale nuclear exchange.