Image of game programmer (Doom, Quake etc) and Space inventor John Carmack (top left), and Russ Blink, strapped into a metal frame with ignited peroxide fuel tanks, just before blasting a few feet off the ground at a press gathering in 2005.
New Space: The Story of the First Manned Rocket

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 10:39 am EDT

( According to some, a Chinese scholar of the Ming Dynasty is regarded as the originator of manned rockets and trailblazer in doing experiments aimed at taking humans to space. But there were others. 


Check out how Hu's and other attempts went down.