The Deep Space Climate Observatory (also cleverly known as DSCOVR) is a spacecraft that sits a million miles away from Earth, hovering between the Sun and our planet. Its mission: to monitor space weather, and send us an endless stream of interplanetary selfies. This is its first.
The 1970s weren't just the dark ages of paisley and bell-bottoms. Some people were trying to rise above their tragic circumstances - and go to space. And they wanted to use a quirk of physics to help them live there.