Director Ishiro – or Inoshiro – Honda was born on May 7, 1911 in Yamagata, Japan. He’s most famous for directing the original “Godzilla” movie and many other monser movies. He was great friends with Akira Kurosawa and worked with him in several of his movies.
The Gravity Probe B space mission has confirmed two predictions derived from Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity measuring the geodetic and frame-dragging effects.
On May 5, 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American to make a space flight on the spacecraft Freedom 7. Today that mission is celebrated with a stamp.
The novel “The Sinful Ones” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1953. Its protagonist Carr Mackay lives a very normal life until one day he meets a girl who looks upset and asks him strange questions. All of this happens in a few minutes and initially he dismisses the event but then he begins to feel increasingly estranged from his daily routine.
A sensore developed for ESA capable of measuring the level of atomic oxygen around a spacecraft at the time of its reentry into the atmosphere was used to produce glass with better insulating qualities.