I thought it might have been earlier, you know, like Donkey Kong, but its the first that has a Guiness World Record.
01 JULY 1993
Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov (b. 15 February 1944) became the first person to play a videogame in space when he packed a Game Boy and his ...
For your first question, it was definitely not the first teletype printer:
The airlock module had other functions, too. In it were located the controls for the temperature of the Skylab and the purification system of its air. In addition to the space station's electrical control and hazard warning systems, the module also had a Teletype printer, like that ...
I think we can all agree that the crux of this question is in the New Shepard specifications, feel free to offer improvements to these. Here are the ones I arrived at (note: there is no recovery of the booster in this analysis):
This reddit thread (that is now 5 yrs old) contains some estimates of tank volume and empty booster mass and I ...
WEll my answer is yes, it- "could" be done
perhaps adding 2 Solid boosters in a C-Slot configuration on the sides to give it enough power to go sideways
then do the russian/titan hot staging technique with a high altitude/vacuum solid booster designed to burn for a long time to reach orbit and is adjustable as to meet the specific payload ...
By exhaustive listing:
Sojurner: Mission lasted 83 sols, so the entire distance travelled is eligible. 104 meters.
Spirit: at least ~500 m, from maps. (I know a distance-per-day table exists, I just couldn't find it now)
Opportunity: at least ~600 m, from another map.
Perserverance: ~345 m (though that number is from 20th of May, a few weeks off).
For simplicity, I will go with the ratio of height to largest cylindrical diameter. That should be an okay definition of "noodly".
This is the result of going through all the all-solid orbital launchers I could find, since none of the liquid ones were even close.
To start out, let's check your Scout-D.1 suspicion:
Scout D-1: 25m : 1.14m = 21.93, ...
Of the American companies ULA and SpaceX, the ULA currently maintains the longest "flawless" streak:
ULA Launch History
SpaceX Launch History
Counting the launches:
ULA has had ~126 successful launches since 2007
SpaceX has had ~98 successful launches since 2017
Assuming neither company has a failure, SpaceX will soon overtake the ULA, possibly ...