No Man’s Land Fort in Portsmouth

It is one of the Palmerston Forts built between 1867 and 1880 after the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission. No Man’s Land Fort, is a sea fort in the Solent, near Portsmouth, England. The fort was designed by Captain E. H. Stewart, overseen by Assistant Inspector General of Fortifications, Colonel W. F. D. Jervois. Construction work began […]

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STS 1 – The first orbital NASA’s Space Shuttle program

Space Transportation System-1 was the first orbital spaceflight of NASA’s Space Shuttle program. Columbia, launched on 12 April 1981 and returned on 14 April, having orbited the Earth 36 times. Columbia carried a crew of two – mission commander John W. Young and pilot Robert L. Crippen. It was the first American crewed space flight since the […]

Frog traveler statue in Tomsk

On 2013 in Tomsk appeared the world’s smallest monument – a monument to frog traveler. The bronze amphibious monument height of only 44 mm installed near the “Tomsk” hotel. The author of mini-sculpture – Oleg Kislitsky known to Tomsk citizens for his monument to slippers. According to him, he decided to create Frog-traveler monument to note merits […]