He faced off against Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama and lived to see the election of Donald Trump. His name was Fidel Castro, and he brought communism to the Western Hemisphere. He would turn his native Cuba into a launching pad for Soviet nuclear missiles, a mere […]
In the years after World War II, Dwight David Eisenhower was arguably the most popular man on the planet. Ike’s prestige was so immense that in 1948, President Harry S Truman offered him the top slot on the 1948 Democratic ticket, with the offer to revert to his former position as Vice President under Eisenhower. It wasn’t enough.
Joseph Stalin, the architect and instigator of the 42-year Cold War, has died five years into the conflict. Across the Atlantic, a new Republican President, who had worked closely with Uncle Joe during World War II, is a mere two months in office. As the knives come out for the succession fight inside the Kremlin, […]
Although the entire Cold War passed without shots being fired between the two superpowers, the Cold War was anything but bloodless.
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Watch all four episodes of Bill Whittle’s “Apollo 11: What We Saw”, right here. Produced by Esoteric Radio Theatre, “What We Saw” combines rarely-seen archival footage, with deeply-personal space race stories to create a compelling dramatic telling of America’s most astonishing achievement.
As the Apollo program finally starts to take wings, learn how the entire program, and everything it accomplished, was actually NASA’s backup plan. From a fire during a routine test to Christmas messages from the far side of the moon, see how the Apollo Program got to that one giant leap of Apollo 11 with a series of very small steps, and missteps.
Four satellite launches into the Space Race, and the score—in terms of pounds put into orbit—is Communism, 1300; Capitalism, 33. And the humiliations keep on coming.
President Trump wants NASA to get Americans back to the moon in five years. To heighten the urgency, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine — a Trump political appointee — fires William Gerstenmaier, a well-respected 42-year NASA veteran in charge of human space exploration. Will this sudden move light a fire under the bureaucracy, or did we just lose four decades of institutional knowledge jeopardizing our safe return to the lunar surface? Should NASA get our of the business of human space transportation?