space history

Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

The overdrawn game of nuclear chicken between the USSR and the United States — now known as the Cold War — lasted about 45 years. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the conflict has (thankfully) long…

This Awesome Vintage Astronaut Equipment Is Suprisingly Cheap

This Awesome Vintage Astronaut Equipment Is Suprisingly Cheap

A flown spacesuit from an ISS mission, a navigational globe from an Soyuz mission in the 1970s, lunar navigation charts from Apollo 11 and a 1963 training module used by astronauts in the Gemini program are just a few of the space history items that went up for auction today.