For the Voyager space exploration program, engineers plotted around 10,000 potential trajectories and then narrowed them down to find the optimal mission objectives. They chose trajectories that would reduce or eliminate planetary encounters taking place over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.
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Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion – 1950s Tests
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Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws.
What the Earth Looked Like from Gemini V
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Gemini V might not have been the most exciting mission, but the views was spectacular! Check out my collection of favourite mission images over on Vintage Space: …
Silicon Valley Goes to Space
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Space has long been the domain of powerful governments. But now new commercial space ventures is taking off, from mining the moon to private rocket ship rides to the edge of space.