manned orbiting laboratory

NASA Day of Remembrance

The twenty-four men and women who showed us that the conquest of space is worth the risk of life.

Theodore C. “Ted” Freeman: February 18, 1930 - October 31, 1964

Elliot M. See Jr. (prime crew of Gemini 9): July 23, 1927 - February 28, 1966

Charles A. “Charlie” Bassett II (prime crew of Gemini 9): December 30, 1931 - February 28,1966

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom (Apollo 1): April 3, 1926 - January 27, 1967

Edward H. “Ed” White II (Apollo 1): November 14, 1930 - January 27, 1967

Roger B. Chaffee (Apollo 1): February 15, 1935 - January 27, 1967

Clifton C. “C.C.” Williams Jr.: September 26, 1932 - October 5, 1967

Michael J. “Mike” Adams (X-15): May 5, 1930 - November 15, 1967

Robert H. Lawrence Jr. (Manned Orbiting Laboratory): October 2, 1935 - December 8, 1967

Francis R. “Dick” Scobee (STS-51-L): May 19, 1939 - January 28, 1986

Michael J. Smith (STS-51-L): April 30, 1945 - January 28, 1986

Ellison S. Onizuka (STS-51-L): June 24, 1946 - January 28, 1986

Judith A. Resnik (STS-51-L): April 5, 1949 - January 28, 1986

Ronald E. McNair (STS-51-L): October 21, 1950 - January 28, 1986

Gregory B. “Greg” Jarvis (STS-51-L): August 24, 1944 - January 28, 1986

S. Christa McAuliffe (STS-51-L): September 2, 1948 - January 28, 1986

Manley L. “Sonny” Carter Jr.: August 15, 1947 - April 5, 1991

Rick D. Husband (STS-107): July 12, 1957 - February 1, 2003

William C. “Willie” McCool (STS-107): September 23, 1961 - February 1, 2003

David M. Brown (STS-107): April 16, 1956 - February 1, 2003

Kalpana Chawla (STS-107): July 1, 1961 - February 1, 2003

Michael P. Anderson (STS-107): December 25, 1959 - February 1, 2003

Laurel B. Clark (STS-107): March 10, 1961 - February 1, 2003

Ilan Ramon (STS-107): June 20, 1954 - February 1, 2003

Just in case anyone was wondering, here are the history pieces I’ve started working on

- Manned Orbiting Laboratory (hopefully my second)

- Mercury 13 (hopefully my first)

- Advanced Gemini

- Jiménez and Frisbee (because why not?)

- Mannequins

- Apollo’s 18-20

- Nova rockets

If anyone wants me to do a specific one, feel free to let me know. Also, I need some kind of creative title for the series. I really can’t think of anything. 

anonymous asked:

If I remember correctly, you said on one post a while back that you would start writing weekly essays about random history stuff that interests you. When are you going to start that? Also, have you heard about Vintage Space and Amy Shira Teitel? When you said that, you reminded me of her who has been writing a space history blog for years

You’re completely right. They’re about some the lesser-known historical aspects of spaceflight. I’m a big fan of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program and I hope some other people will be too. I’ve technically started a bunch of them, but I haven’t exactly completely finished any of them. However, I hope to have this group up and ready to go by next weekend. I’m only waiting so long to start posting so I’ll have content when school is back in session and I won’t necessarily have to take time out of my day to write new ones. I should have enough to last me a few months, given I post one every week or so. So I’ll set the date for sometime before August 14. I don’t know when, but before that Monday. I came across Vintage Space sometime last month. I haven’t watched any yet but I have a feeling they’ll be helpful. I think my kickoff will either be MOL or the Mercury 13. I also take requests if there’s something specific y’all want me to do.