Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Father of American Rocketry

I don't have anything special to write today, other than speech pathology evaluations can be surprisingly unpleasant. It has something to do with the camera they shove through one's nose to look down one's throat, I think. But today I want to feature a different kind of photography. Million Monkeys Typing is in a rocketry frame of mind, so here are links to interesting rocketry photographs. The first is of Robert Goddard, along with a brief description of his work. The next two are photos of some of fruits of his research: the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969 and the first launch of the first operational space shuttle, Columbia (here in a picture from better days). She was lost along with her crew on 01Feb2003. A combination history/memorial site of her last mission can be found here.

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