Manned Space Flight

NASA is Unplugging the “Big Iron” – Tech Tuesday
Ever since the days of the Mercury flights, there has been "Big Iron" at NASA. "Big Iron" is slang for a computer mainframe, capable of running millions of computations a second. But with the current computer age and the power in a desktop or even a laptop, for wh…
Tech Tuesday – 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight
It was 50 years ago today that man first successfully ventured into outer space. Yuri Gagarin, a Russian pilot and cosmonaut, was the first man to complete an orbit. He instantly became a world wide celebrity and kicked the Cold War and space race, into overdrive.