SOURCE: The Atlantic
Why Soviets Sent Dogs to Space While Americans Used Primates
The goal for the Cold War rivals was the same: to prove that animals could survive in orbit so that people could, too. But why did the Soviets use dogs, while the Americans used primates?
SOURCE: The American Prospect
Fifty Years After the Moon Landing, Recalling One Small Misstep
by Tad Daley & Jane Shevtsov
Why did the first humans to set foot off Planet Earth plant the flag of only part of Planet Earth?
SOURCE: NY Times
Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.
The Moon Landings Have a Nazi Problem
by Fraser MacDonald
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, the Nazi provenance of some technology and personnel is too often kept at bay.
'Apollo's Legacy': Space Historian Talks Lunar Science, Politics — and a Return to the Moon
An interview with Roger Launius.
SOURCE: Washington Post
NASA has an awkward history with the whole women-in-space thing
NASA canceled the first all-female spacewalk on March 26 because it only had one "readily usable" spacesuit that would fit Anne McClain and Christina Koch.
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