The 1960’s and 70’s were a frenzied time for spacecraft engineering. It was a field that had just been invented, and putting machines into a new extremely harsh environment required new methods, materials, and tools, and no one had very much experience. The Space Race was in full swing as the US and USSR rushed to get things launched both to assert their country‚Äôs dominance, and as a reaction to the possibility that the other might be developing a space warfare capability. [Read more]


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