Human Spaceflight, 1950

V2 launch by BritsFascinating story on how Britain might have launched a space explorer ten years before Alan Shepard arced over the western Atlantic.

Postwar UK had a lot of other things to deal with. If my recollection of history is right, I think they were rationing food well into the 50’s.

Still, British astronauts flying high enough to peer into the USSR–that would be the stuff of alternate history science fiction, wouldn’t it?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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