View Full Version : Ep. 124: Space Capsules, Part 1 - Vostok, Mercury and Gemini

2009-Feb-02, 07:40 PM
The space capsule has been around for almost 50 years, when Yuri Gagarin headed to space in 1961. There have been many programs that used capsules by both the Americans and the Russians, and even the Chinese are using them now for their spaceflight program. Let's take a look at this rugged, dependable space vehicle that going to making a comeback in the next decade, when NASA sends humans back to the Moon.

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2009-Mar-08, 09:44 PM
One minor correction. The chimp that went into space for the US was Ham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham_the_Chimp), not Sam.