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“Curiosity” Lands on Mars

August 6, 2012

Last night the latest Mars rover, “Curiosity,” touched down on the Red Planet to great fanfare.  Here’s a news report covering the basics: NASA needs successes since Obama mothballed the space shuttle, made NASA focus on Muslim outreach, and the overall state of the economy has government officials targeting NASA’s budget more and more.  This [...]

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One Small Step — 40 Years Later

July 20, 2009

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon.  Here’s the film from forty years ago.  We went back to the moon five more times since then until 1972 when the expense of the trip (coupled with not finding all that much) justified scrapping the program and moving [...]

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