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14 October 1947: Yeager breaks the sound barrier
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14 October 1947: Yeager breaks the sound barrier

Chuck Yeager and Glamorous Glennis Could an aeroplane stand up to the stresses of flying faster than the speed of sound? Could a man, for that matter? American fighter ace Charles Chuck Yeager was determined to prove that they could. He ... Money Week, 1 month ago

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9 Out-of-This-World Secrets Revealed in 'The Right Stuff' Oral History

From left: Scott Glenn as astronaut Alan Shepherd, Charles Frank as Scott Carpenter, Fred Ward as Gus Grissom, Ed Harris as John Glenn and Dennis Quaid as Gordon Cooper in The Right Stuff As part of the Christopher Nolan-edited issue of Wired, the ...
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An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff

Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts were little more than alien quarry or asteroid bait. In Kaufman's hands, however, spaceflight became a far more human ...
 Wired News4 days ago

The fundamental problem with Interstellar

[Warning: Spoilers.] I keep meaning to blog about Interstellar, but it feels like Im launching a dandelion seed in a hurricane. One's own platform, the little digital squirt gun, seems unequal to the Death Star that is the Hollywood publicity ...
 Washington Post6 days ago Achenbach: The fundamental problem with Interstellar  Washington Post6 days ago

An Open Letter to Dr Matt Taylor

Dear Matt, Please allow me to congratulate you and your colleagues for an extraordinary accomplishment. Of the 7 billion people on this planet, I doubt more than a few thousand have the capacity to fully understand how complicated the Rosetta ...
 Huffington Post UK6 days ago

No Easy Way

The Roman playwright, Seneca the Younger, wrote: non est ad astra mollis e terris via or "there is no easy way from the Earth to the stars." When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo disintegrated in flight on October 31 , that vehicle, named VSS ...
 Huffington Post6 days ago

Botched landing for robot, giant leap for man

Though the mission is not going as planned, history tells us we will be back, and doing it better very soon Philae, the little robot that landed on a comet 300 million miles (482 million km) from Earth on Wednesday may have bounced off a bit. At the ...
 Gulf News1 week ago

MLB squad tips caps following Japan's no-no

TOKYO -- Upon selecting pitchers for his Japan All-Star Series roster, Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo delivered each of them packages of American baseballs. Kokubo's pitchers would be using Major League Baseball's firmer, slicker baseballs ...
 Noodls1 week ago

Target: 1000 miles per hour

kushan mitra meets Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green OBE, whose day job is to fly supersonic fighter jets. He is also the man who holds the World Land Speed Record. Now, in his new car, Bloodhound SSC, he wants to touch 1,000 miles per hour ...
 New Delhi Pioneer1 week ago
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The challenges of Interstellar: Christopher Nolan has his say

After recasting the superhero genre with a dark realism in the Dark Knight Batman trilogy and dissecting dream manipulation in Inception, director Christopher Nolan is tackling the final frontier. Interstellar has taken Nolan into what he ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago UAE- Christopher Nolan on his Interstellar challenge  MENAFN1 week ago Christopher Nolan's 'barmy' Interstellar is a narrative 'black hole'  Scottish Daily Express2 weeks ago A minute with Christopher Nolan on his 'Interstellar' challenge  Japan Today1 week ago
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