Cosmonaut Day

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On April 12, 1961 the Soviet Union made history by sending Yuri Gagarin into space.  He was the world’s first astronaut, and he was the one who shot the United States in the arm and made us realize that we had a long way to go if we wanted to beat the commies at their … Continued

Nuclear Powered Civil Projects

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The 1960s were a boom for Nuclear items.  New bombs were being made at an unheard of rate, and the US and the USSR spent countless billions of dollars on trying to one-up each other.  Well, since there were enough nukes to destroy the world a few dozen times over, peaceful uses of these bombs … Continued