Monthly Archives: March 2012

Over 10,000 hits on SpaceRaceLeadership Blog… Thanks!

10,000+ Hits! In just over a year we’ve had 10,000 hits. Readers have come looking for Leadership Lessons from the Space Race and for Space Race History. We also have  great space photos (including pads at Kennedy Space Center as … Continue reading

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Space Race Quiz ANSWER- How many have flown on a Saturn V?

Space Race Quiz ANSWER – How Many Astronauts have Flown on a Saturn V Rocket? This was the most challenging quiz yet. Even experienced students of space history seem to get this one wrong. Most people answer either 30 or … Continue reading

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Space Race Quiz – How many have flown on a Saturn V?

Space Race Quiz – Warning: Extremely Challenging The Saturn V rocket was the workhorse of the Apollo program, with the power to take men and their machines from Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center to Earth orbit and to … Continue reading

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Space History 1965-03-23 – First U.S. Multi-Astronaut Mission, Gemini III

March 23, 1965 –  Gemini III Mission, The First U.S. Manned Gemini Mission The Gemini III mission was the first manned flight of the Gemini program. Astronauts Grissom and Young flew into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 19 atop … Continue reading

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Space History 1965-03-18 – 1st Spacewalk and Near-Death Experience

March 18, 1965 –  Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov – First Spacewalk, Voskhod 2 flight Looking back on history we have the perspective of knowing how the Space Race all turned out. We know that the U.S. won the race to the … Continue reading

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Space History – Splashdown in the Wrong Ocean

March 17, 1966 – Gemini 8, First Docking in space; first splashdown in the wrong ocean I’ve collected several envelopes that commemorate the splash-down of the historic Gemini 8 mission. Collectors of space memorabilia call them “Recovery Covers” because they … Continue reading

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