Check out this fantastic piece from Popular Mechanics, readers! Shooting at the Moon: The Pioneering Rocketry of Robert Goddard In 1929, Popular Mechanics covered the explosive work of Robert Goddard. His liquid propellant-fueled rocket, the first of its kind, carved a path to the stars. BY JOHN BRADY MAR 16, 2021 In the December 1929 issue, … Continue reading The Birth of the Modern Rocket
Okay, this is the wrong time to be posting this. At least, if I had wanted to be accurate, I should have posted this link in June. That was when the original D-Day landings occurred. But time and dates slipped my mind as I was mired in work, so here we are. It is too … Continue reading Storming the Beaches
Click the link to learn more, readers: Serving God and country: The story of Army chaplain Father Emil Kapaun Lawrence P. Grayson May 28, 2021 On May 23, 1951, Father Emil Kapaun, an Army chaplain, died in a North Korean prison camp, and his body buried in an unmarked grave. His remains were among those … Continue reading An American Servant of God
Or an American prisoner. Not if he is determined to get loose, anyway. Learn more through the article linked below, readers: This Day in History: An American sailor, captured by a German submarine On this day in 1918, a Navy lieutenant is held as a German prisoner. Edouard Victor Michel Izac had been captured just … Continue reading Can’t Keep a Good Man Down….
And we think that our time is the only one with crazy ideas. Take a look at this wild article from Popular Mechanics, readers! Hey, Flying Tanks Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Unfortunately, they all failed spectacularly. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI FEB 26, 2021 Several countries have tried to make flying tanks, which can self-deploy … Continue reading Look, Up in the Sky!
…And it wears many faces. Some of them are more familiar than we may initially realize. Learn more about Audrey Hepburn’s wartime activities through the link below, readers! When Audrey Hepburn Danced To Help The Dutch Resistance May 12, 2021 Steve Palace Audrey Hepburn lived a secret life as an asset of the Dutch Resistance … Continue reading Courage Comes in Many Forms….
Well, to some listeners it would count as music. To others, it is probably just a terrifying noise. Click the link to hear it for yourselves, readers! J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying: Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom Footage in History Dario Leone Oct 14 20190 The footage features USAF F-4 and RF-4 … Continue reading Music in Flight
Sadly, since I am up to my eyeballs with work, I did not have time to plan an article for Independence Day this year. I confess that I actually forgot that I had tried to make it a tradition to post something every Independence Day since I started on this journey to publication, readers. That … Continue reading “Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies…”
I think the title says it all. Click the link to learn more, readers: ‘Those are Japanese planes!’ By John Raughter NOV 20, 2020 A rising sun was the first sign to Sterling R. Cale that something was off. But rather than the sun, it was Mars, the god of war, that became his uninvited and … Continue reading He Saw Years of War….
Check out this interesting piece on Indiana Jones, readers! Indiana Jones: American Epic Hero By Stephen M. Klugewicz|March 13th, 2015 There is only one fictional character who embodies the American spirit in its essence and its entirety, and who is real enough that it seems he should have existed: Indiana Jones, the swashbuckling American archaeologist. A … Continue reading A Hero of Epic Proportions