By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (July 29, 2020) – In Issue 38 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps feature we go into the world of outer space

Steve Kovacs, sights set on the stars (Provided) 

Reach for the Stars.

Go Where No Man Has Gone Before . . . that is not quite the motto of NASA, but, in a way, that describes what they have aimed for. 

NASA was founded 62 years ago at the height of the space race.  While taking a series of setbacks in the first several years – with the Russians achieving a series of space firsts – that changed by the end of the 1960s. For good.  NASA programs were achieving many firsts for the U.S. space program by then.  You know what I mean, I hope.

NASA brought to us programs like the X-15, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, ISS cooperation, and the Space Shuttle.   Now they are turning a new leaf working with SpaceX, a private company.  

Here is a look at the northern hemisphere stars, from 1743 by Back.   The classic Greek constellations are on display.

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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The Greek Constellations are on display in this 1743 mapping of the Northern Hemisphere stars. (Credit Steve Kovacs)