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1835 – The Great Moon Hoax

Great-Moon-Hoax-1835-New-York-Sun-lithograph Beginning August 25, 1835 news of sensational discoveries rocked both the general population and the scientific world. Prominent astronomer John Herschel was reported to have built the largest telescope of the day with a lens measuring 24 feet in diameter and weighting nearly 7 tons. The...

Wan Hu Rocket to the Moon in the year 1500 A.D.

  Wan Hu, also spelled as Wan Hoo(pronounced as Van-Gu), according to legend, was a Chinese sage, scholar, and official that tried to fly to the moon by use of a multi rocket powdered sedan chair. The story is Wan Hu, according to some sources Wan Tu,...