Author: History of Engineering and Technology

On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifted off with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, the first crewed mission to land on the moon.

The Beagle Has Landed: The popular comic-strip dog Snoopy became a safety mascot for NASA in 1968. 

Read more at https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/space-age/how-nasa-recruited-snoopy-and-drafted-barbie

1961 stamp commemorating Yuri Gagarin’s April 12th 1961 flight, the first manned spaceflight in history.

1961 stamp commemorating Yuri Gagarin’s April 12th 1961 flight, the first manned spaceflight in history.

Happy birthday to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to have flown in space. Tereshkova’s first mission, out of a total of 48 in orbit throughout her career, was on Vostok 6 on June 16th, 1963.

Happy birthday to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to have flown in space. Tereshkova’s first mission, out of a total of 48 in orbit throughout her career, was on Vostok 6 on June 16th, 1963.

On February 20th 1962, Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human-orbital flight.

On February 20th 1962, Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human-orbital flight.

1912 Harrisburg Light and Power Company advertisement.

1912 Harrisburg Light and Power Company advertisement.