The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today’s space adventures

Birmingham UK (SPX) Feb 07, 2016

Crashing into a planet is seldom a good idea. If you’re trying to travel to another world, you’re likely to land at tens of kilometres per second unless you do something serious to slow down. When Neil Armstrong famously became the first man on the moon in 1969, he piloted a lunar module onto the surface using thrusters that slowed the craft’s descent.

But far less remembered is that the S —> Read More