Much fanfare is made about successful spacecraft missions. But what about those spacecraft that were never built? They deserve interest, too. We spoke to Samuel…View More What interesting spacecraft missions never happened?
It is common knowledge that during Cold War, international competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Less known, perhaps, is that the rocket…View More Spaceflight History: Nazi Rocketry
Dominant narratives shape our understanding of astronomy’s historical development. Racism and other forms of marginalization certainly influence science today. But looking back in time,…View More Racialization Obscures Islamic Astronomical Tradition
Ancient Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced societies of Mesoamerica. Mayans developed a hieroglyphic writing system and created a mathematics with the…View More The Sophistication of Mayan Astronomy
Ancient Egypt intrigues general audiences. Its pyramids, Sphinx, and complex supernatural belief system have often attracted the attention of pseudoscience. Erich von Daniken’s popular…View More Space Science in Ancient Egypt
There is increasing recognition of non-Western astronomy traditions. Last year, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognized 86 new star names from around the world.…View More Australia’s Indigenous Astronomy Tradition