It's hardly kosher, but it's certainly good news: a Redstone rocket launched the first piloted Mercury capsule on a 15-minute flight into space. No, we didn't put a man in orbit--we sent a three-year old chimpanzee named Ham on a vertical jaunt over the West Atlantic.
(see more at Galactic Journey!)
As the month of October comes to an end, it's worth taking a pause and reflecting on all the things that did and didn't happen this month before moving on to a preview of November.
(see the p/review at Galactic Journey!)