Godspeed, John Glenn

By | 2012-02-17T20:10:19+00:00 February 17th, 2012|

50th Anniversary of NASA Milestone Recalls Local Involvement in the Space Program and Provides an Opportunity to Inspire Future Leaders  “Zero Gs and feeling fine!”  With those five words Mercury astronaut John Herschel Glenn, Jr. signaled that his spacecraft, Friendship 7, had entered its first of three orbits at approximately 2:52 p.m. on February 20, [...]

20th CENTURY “TORTURE DEVICE” RETURNS TO BUCKS COUNTY

By | 2011-08-31T14:41:36+00:00 August 31st, 2011|

“Iron Maiden” Used to Set Standing World Record Comes Home An important research tool once used to test theories about submerging the human body in water to lessen the effects of G forces encountered during space flight is returning to Bucks County after a 15 year absence. Flashback… On December 7, 1958 Bucks County native [...]