By: Frances Simon
On rare occasions, an ordinary life is transformed into something extraordinary. Sometimes this happens by chance; sometimes it happens by design. In the case of Christa McAuliffe, it was a combination of both.Born Sharon Christa Corrigan on September 2, 1948, she was the oldest...
By: Mark Dykeman
You know you're seeing a solar eclipse when the sky goes dark in the middle of a sunny day. Slowly a dark circle will form on the Sun, eventually blocking most of the fiery disc before growing smaller and then disappearing. You have just witnessed...
By: Kristi Walker
The History of the Apollo Program: A Giant Leap for Mankind! The history of the Apollo program is a shining moment in what man can accomplish. In October of 1958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed in the United States of America...
By: Jordan Renaud
History is as old as time itself. Right now we wonder about the stars as though they dictate our everyday lives. The sun... it is the supposed center of our great solar system, not the universe. What happens when this massive ball of fire burns...
Legends about the stars
By: Rex Trulove
Legends about the stars have been with us since the dawn of recorded history, many thousands of years ago. As time has gone by, the legends have been greatly refined, but they still exist.Many of these legends were created primarily to explain things that...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
Although Wernher von Braun was born on March 23, 1912, he was clearly born in the wrong time period. His brilliant ideas and innovative works were far ahead of his time. He alone became the very backbone of both NASA and space travel. Without him...
By: Mark Dykeman
Our Sun, the star that is closest to our planet, is the major source of light and life in our solar system. The Sun, or Sol as it is sometimes called, warms the Earth's surface and keeps the planets, asteroids, and comets in orbit. The...
By: Thomas Eldredge
The History of Space Exploration. The history of space exploration began shortly after the big bang, right when their started being enough space to do a lot of exploring in. Before that the universe was pretty cramped and you could easily see from one end...
By: Jane Allyson
The Moon has been a source of mystery for thousands of years. We often watch its changing shape and differing positions in the sky and as a species have been mesmerised by its beaty for thousands of years. In ancient times, the Moon was the...
By: Ogo A. Bellard
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming." Wernher Von Braun (WVB) There is one man upon whom the history of space exploration pivots, Wernher Von Braun, and he was the force behind the construction of the V2 or as he called...

 

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