Airborne Awesomosity, Go-Fast Technology


This scene should have been repeated for the next twenty years

The 1950s and ’60s were the best of times and the worst of times for the British aerospace industry. They were the best because the country’s engineers were at the top of their game, producing excellent machines like the Vulcan, Canberra, Lightning, and ground-breaking TSR-2. The worst because of the government’s disgraceful and vicious assault on a world-class industry. Continue reading Roto-rooted


The Space Sled!

This is not a pod racer. It isn’t even something made up for a live-action Marvin the Martian movie. This is the Marquardt Space Sled. It lost out to the seat-like maneuvering unit in the 1960s as a means of allowing astronauts to perform space walks sans tether. I don’t know about you, […]