In August 1971, astronauts on the Apollo 15 mission placed a small aluminum statue and a plaque on the moon that commemorated the deaths of fourteen U.S. astronauts and Soviet ...

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The most well-known star by far is the North Star, but it’s not really just one star in the night sky. Polaris, or the “North Star,” is actually a set ...

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On September 13, 1985, U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson, shot down a satellite while piloting an F-15A Eagle fighter aircraft. He became the first pilot ever to ...

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In 1975, the Soviet Union did something that had never been done in space before. They fired a gun from a space station, the one and only time such a ...

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Youtube On May 31, 2017, a new kind of aircraft that looks unlike any other was unveiled for the first time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. ...

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In 1988, the Soviets launched a new type of spacecraft that had an almost identical appearance to the Space Shuttle belonging to the United States. The Soviets didn’t just copy ...

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Astronauts can’t just pull off their helmets and take a big whiff to discover what space smells like, but they have discovered that space has a distinct odor when they ...

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When someone speaks of space, the area above our heads where the stars and planets sit, where are they talking about? Where exactly does space begin after someone leaves the ...

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On June 30, 1908, just after seven in the morning, an explosion took place near the Stony Tunguska River in Central Russia that became the largest impact with Earth in ...

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The largest spot of trash on Earth is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but there is another area over our heads that holds, and continues to gather, huge amounts ...

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Black holes are the enigma of the universe.  They are the only things in the cosmos known to use their incredible gravitational force to trap and hold light.  Scientists continue ...

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