In our world of iPhones and fast food on every corner, I think it’s difficult to appreciate historical achievements. Even in the first world countries, a hundred years ago it pretty much took all of your life just to put a meal on the table. Things weren’t much...
I’m sure many would argue that various car engines deserve the title “America’s engine,” but no matter what you call it, the Reaction Motors XLR11 rocket engine has done America proud – it’s taken the US to its current level of...
From the heady days of 1947 through to the present day you could be forgiven for thinking the Air Force/NACA X-1 was the lone aircraft probing the sound barrier, but it wasn’t. The Navy had contracted the Douglas Aircraft Corporation to build an aircraft with a...
Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe, and hasn't stopped traveling since. He loves seeing the wonders of the world and meeting the people in it, and hasn't been anywhere that doesn't have the potential for a story.
He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.
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