A long and Varied Life
The history of the island is over 500 years old, and has seen many varying events, be it marooned Sailors, Soldiers or famous Captains. It has had visits by famous people, such as Charles Darwin, Sir David Gill, and Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Ascension has had numerous events happen to it. It was occupied to guard Napoleon on St Helena, as a tracking station for NASA, a targeting point for the Eastern Missile Test Range.
The next few pages are an attempt to give you some insight into Ascension's History.
Below: Ascension Island circa 1855