The first rocket scientist – Robert Goddard
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The first rocket scientist – Robert Goddard

Rockets existed long before Robert Goddard, but they weren’t powerful enough to get to space. We began to understand why around the turn of the 20th century. First, Russian physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky defined the physics of a rocket that could get to space. Then Robert Goddard, set out to actually build it. Goddard meticulously studied […]

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Aircraft of the Month: F4U Corsair
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Aircraft of the Month: F4U Corsair

Hi my name is Eric Boehm, curator of aviation at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, and today we are visiting our friends at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut to take a look at one of the iconic aircraft of World War II The Vaught F4U Corsair. The Corsair was […]

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The Battle of Midway – Miracle of Pacific
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The Battle of Midway – Miracle of Pacific

by the summer of 1942 Japan had consolidated its positions in the Pacific and the Imperial Japanese Navy had been striving to accomplish two parallel missions to push the protective barrier further from their borders and to obliterate the enemy’s fleet in a decisive battle the Japanese command saw a chance to fulfill both these […]

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