Walter Hohmann

Walter Hohmann, a German structural engineer and rocket pioneer, was born Mar. 18, 1880.  As a boy, like many another future spaceflight enthusiast, he read Jules Verne, and as he pursued his engineering degree, he took an increasing interest in the possibilities of...

Livestream Lecture: Apollo 13—NASA’s Most Successful Failure

April 13 will mark the 50th anniversary of the oxygen tank explosion in Apollo 13’s service module. Relive the harrowing mission and learn about what led to NASA’s most successful failure with Jim Remar, President and CEO of the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard, an American physicist and rocket pioneer, was born Oct. 5, 1882. While teaching at Clark University in Massachusetts, he wrote and published A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes (1919), a 69-page treatise that explained how to launch a two-stage…