Category: History

Project Horizon: U.S. Declassifies Plans For Secret Moon Base

Project Horizon: U.S. Declassifies Plans For Secret Moon Base

  Via Inquisitr More than 50 years ago, before man had ever set foot on the moon, the United States military hatched a daring plan to best the Soviet Union with a secret spy base on the lunar surface, dubbed Project Horizon.  The Project Horizon study was declassified by the National Security Archive last week, on the 45th anniversary of […]

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Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s

Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s

By Sean Munger Nineteen years ago tonight, on July 23, 1995, a curious coincidence occurred. Two men, unknown to each other but living in the same country and actually not that far from each other, were gazing at the night sky when each of them, independently of the other, discovered something new. One of the men, Alan Hale, was an […]

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Can YOU identify mysterious remains of the First World War?

Can YOU identify mysterious remains of the First World War?

Via Daily Mail Members of the public are being asked to ‘turn detective’ to help identify as-yet unfound historical remains of the First World War. As part of a project dubbed Britain from Above, people are being asked to ‘tag’ an online archive of aerial photographs of sites, ruins and remains showing the impact of the Great War on English soil. […]

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A salute to Michael Collins: the guy who didn’t walk on the Moon 45 years ago today

A salute to Michael Collins: the guy who didn’t walk on the Moon 45 years ago today

By Sean Munger

As I’m sure you’re aware with all the commemorations, today is the 45th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon, arguably one of the finest achievements in human history. I’m sure everyone reading this now has seen the proud photos of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, setting up the flag and such. Armstrong, […]

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2,000-Year-Old Earthquake Detector Worked With Accuracy in China

2,000-Year-Old Earthquake Detector Worked With Accuracy in China

By Tara MacIsaac/ Epoch Times In 132 A.D., Zhang Heng presented the Han court with the world’s first seismoscope. A 2005 replica was even said to detect earthquakes with the same precision as modern instruments.  Historical accounts tell of its great accuracy, though its precise design remains a mystery. The outer appearance and functioning is known for certain, but its inner workings remain […]

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Looking Back At The Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later

Looking Back At The Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later

Via Dave Reneke Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. When the comet was discovered in 1993, it already had been torn into more than 20 pieces traveling around the planet in a two year orbit. […]

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Stunning Photos from Apollo 11

Stunning Photos from Apollo 11

Via Discovery News On July 16, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins launched atop a Saturn V rocket toward the moon. The 8-day NASA mission captivated the planet as Armstrong and Aldrin explored the lunar surface on July 20, supported by Michael Collins who orbited overhead. 45 years after the first […]

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Buzz Aldrin’s UFO was not an alien spacecraft

Buzz Aldrin’s UFO was not an alien spacecraft

By Andrew McDonald/The Space Reporter The Apollo 11 mission of 1969 was a momentous one for Buzz Aldrin. At that time, he became the second man to set foot upon the surface of the Moon, but he also claimed to have spotted something odd out of the crew module’s window. The mysterious light seen by Aldrin still remains unidentified, though there […]

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Piece of metal may offer clue to disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane

Piece of metal may offer clue to disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane

Via Miami Herald The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn — probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft would lift off with famed aviator Amelia Earhart at its controls, unknowingly headed to a […]

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Falling stars: the tragic flight of Soyuz 11

Falling stars: the tragic flight of Soyuz 11

By Sean Munger

It surprised me to learn this, but out of all the billions of human beings who have died since the beginning of time, only three have died off the planet Earth. Both the 1986 and 2003 space shuttle disasters occurred technically within the atmosphere, as is true with Russian space mishaps, except for one. The three people who died in […]

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