By: Alex Yang - 266379
An American astronaut, university professor, naval aviator, and test pilot, Neil Armstrong was a truly extraordinary man. His most impressive accomplishment out of hundreds was being one of the first men to set foot on the Moon. However, he started out as a normal boy...
Star-gazers' guide to amateur astronomy
By: Rex Trulove
It takes next to nothing to get started with amateur astronomy. Some may think that it is a very expensive hobby to get into, and indeed a person can spend a great deal if they want to, but all that is needed to be an...
By: Petra Sando
Meteor showers have fascinated the inhabitants of the earth since the beginning of humankind. They have inspired songs like "Catch a Falling Star" and fairy tales like "The Girl with the 3 Matches". Native peoples of all kinds of cultures have seen them as omens...
By: Petra Sando
There are two types of eclipses, solar eclipses and lunar eclipse.First, what Is a Solar Eclipse?Total solar eclipses occur very rarely, but if you happen to be on the correct side of the planet when they do, get ready to watch something incredible...
By: Kristi Walker
Christa McAuliffe I remember exactly where I was when the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated on national television. I was sitting in a class room just outside our school gymnasium. Our whole school had been encouraged to watch the lift-off, because the new teacher-in-space program would...
By: Kristi Walker
How Telescopes Work I remember the first time that I looked through my Dad's telescope lens. He loved all things scientific, especially if they could be observed while he was outdoors! I saw the surface of the moon for the first time through the lens...
Was the Apollo Moon Landing Real or a Hoax
By: Joseph Malek
With my own two eyes, I saw the space shuttle take-off several times from the cape. I also went to the space museum and took the tour around the place. As a result, I believe that the brave astronauts of NASA went to the Moon...
The influence of the Cold War on space exploration
By: Rex Trulove
There is perhaps no single factor that has proved to be as important in the US space program than was the cold war between the US and the USSR. Space programs were begun in both nations at roughly the same time, however initially the USSR...
By: Robert Heintzman
Born September 2, 1948, (Sharon) Christa Corrigan McAuliffe grew up to be a teacher and it was her profession and her love of it that led to her death in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.The facts of her life are...
By: Mona Gallagher
John Glenn became an instant celebrity when he stepped from the "Friendship 7" spacecraft in 1962. He was the second man to ascend into space and the first to man a spacecraft bearing the emblem of the United States of America.John Hershel Glenn Jr...

 

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