GSLV (Goose Supported Launch Vehicle) is four hundred years old

This will take down us CEans by many pegs. Crazy is not the word for these space exploration vehicles of the past.
In the first known story of space travel in English literature, bishop and historian Francis Godwin envisioned getting carried to the moon by a craft harnessed to a flock of yet-to-be-discovered, super-strong, goose-like birds.


The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, Special Curator for the Library of Congress Science Literacy Initiative and Digital Archivist in the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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