In the 20th century, traveling into space was kept as an unknown mystery until, in 1969, the first man landed on the moon. Up until then, many questions were left with a big question mark, and experiments had to be held, like the one shown in this photo of a cat in a weightless environment. Scientists used a kitten as a replacement for human testing for medical specifics in space.
Captain Druey P. Parks flew an F-94C jet to 25,000 feet in the air to study the reaction of the cat while it was up in the sky. The cat did not suffer any trauma while in the sky, and the research was able to provide further data before launching a human for the first time.
The Gustav Railway Gun
In this photo, we see the German leader look at the Gustav Railway Gun. This gun was used limitedly during the war. It was used primarily to break the French’s Maginot line of defense. It was a great weapon cannon, but they tried not to use it so much so as not to use up everything all at once. Such a heavy weapon should only be used on special occasions or in desperation.
The Gustav Railway Gun was developed in 1930 by Krupp in Rügenwalde. The Krupp family was a 400-year-old dynasty known for developing and producing steel, ammunition, and artillery weapons.
The old Stockholm Telephone Tower
This is a rare photo of the old Stockholm Telephone Tower. This amazing tower was built in the Swedish Capital of Stockholm; however, it was found in several neighboring countries in northern Europe. It was primarily used to connect more than 5,000 telephone wires shortly before the telephone companies started burying their wires, but there was a limit to the number of wires it could hold.
Since most people didn't like what it looked like because of the danger and the eye sore, the tower burned down in 1953, and with that, it changed the way we connect our telephone wires. These days, all wires are either buried underground or use digital technology.
The Birthday Procession of Queen Elizabeth
When it comes to British customs and tradition, one has to be aware of the rules on how to faint with grace. In 1970, during the Birthday Procession of Queen Elizabeth, one of the soldiers passed out, presumably because it can get very hot wearing the traditional uniform, and they are also obliged to lock their knees while standing.
Trooping the Colour, the annual parade celebrating the monarch's birthday, involved the king or queen riding around the many troops presented before them. The queen is seen here inspecting the troops from the back as part of the traditional ceremony. The camera froze this scene, creating historical (and hysterical) moments in history.
Ham the Chimp
The first attempt to send a chimpanzee up into space is a familiar story. The ape's name was Ham, also known as Ham the Astrochimp. On January 31st, 1961 Ham was launched into space from Cape Canaveral and thankfully returned back to Earth unharmed except for a small bruise on his nose.
Ham's journey was part of Project Mercury, a U.S. space program, and lasted only 16 minutes. This was part of an experiment that was meant to clear the final hurdles before launching the first human astronaut into space. Ham lived happily for a further 22 years in The National Zoo.