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50th anniversary of John Glenn's Mercury spaceflight

February 20, 2012 By Ray Katz

Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, riding a rocket that had a nasty tendency to blow up.

Shooting for the moon

January 27, 2012 By Ray Katz

In 1969, Apollo spacecraft sent two successful misions to the moon, beating the Russians and a deadline set by President Kennedy earlier in the decade.

Why the moon landing matters more than ever and can inspire us today

July 20, 2011 By Ray Katz

On July 20th, Neil and Buzz would land...if all went well.

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