Voskhod and Gemini

IMAGE ABOVE: In December 1965, the Gemini 7 spacecraft was joined by Gemini 6, the first rendezvous of 2 crewed spacecraft. The space race accelerated as the Soviets and Americans debuted their bigger and more sophisticated spacecrafts that carried a crew of...
Vostok and Mercury

Vostok and Mercury

IMAGE ABOVE: The Vostok spacecraft took the first Russian Cosmonauts on solo missions into space. Finally, people were in space. The first crewed vehicles were single-occupant. The Soviet vehicle was called Vostok and the American spacecraft was...
Early Space

Early Space

Robert Goddard pioneered liquid fueled rockets and envisioned a practical method for reaching the moon. Early space covers some early theoretical spaceflight pioneers and experimenters. This section also covers the development of satellites and events leading up to...