AMERICAN HISTORY X’D – Correcting the Lies You’re Told – Vice Magazine

We started with Thomas, a public school student from New Mexico.

What year did a man walk on the moon?

Thomas: Oh, like the 1800s? Somewhere around there?

FACT: Right you are! In 1845, NASA astronaut Lance Armstrong launched what was then called a “steam rocket” soaring into the atmosphere. The rocket was made of 7-inch thick walls of cedar with upwards of 50 moist blankets bound tightly around it (this was to prevent exploding into flames upon leaving the atmosphere). Lance returned in late 1865 with nothing to show for his travels but a bruised ass.

via AMERICAN HISTORY X’D – Correcting the Lies You’re Told – Vice Magazine.

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