Space History

Space Exploration Milestones

Space Pioneers Dr. Robert H. Goddard Dr. Robert H. Goddard was an American physicist and inventor who designed and built the first liquid fueled rocket. Goddard filed for over two hundred patents. Including a multi-staged rocket along with a patent for liquid fueled rockets. He was the first to theorize and design rockets for space Read More…

Daredevils

Hollywood’s Stunt Pilots

In the 1910s and 1920s, more and more people because interested in aviation. In response, Hollywood began to add flight scenes into the movies it produced. In true fashion, these scenes often required pilots to take great risks, performing near impossible feats in mid-air. Stunt pilots worked under extremely dangerous circumstances, but their contributions to Read More…

Aviation History

The End of the Airship Era: The Hindenburg Disaster

Rigid airships were developed in the early 1900s. In Germany, Hugo Eckner was instrumental in popularizing airship travel. In 1924, Eckner commanded the airship Los Angeles during its flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Encouraged by the success, he was responsible for building the even bigger airship Graf Zeppelin. Beginning in 1928, the Graf Zeppelin regularly Read More…