Lost in Space: Part 1 – America Climbs into Space

Prelude It was 1945, and World War II was, at last, ending.  Weary American GIs were returning home from combat in Europe and the Pacific.  Across four years, over 16 million Americans had served worldwide, more than 400,000 had died.  (By comparison, the U.S. suffered 58,000 deaths in Vietnam.) Conservative estimates put the total casualty […]