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Beneath a Square Sun

How quickly January has gone. The passage of time continues to confuse and mystify me. I mean, how can January be over already? Where’s all that time gone? 263 more words

Writing

NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency’s beginning. 119 more words

National

My Memory of the Challenger Tragedy

It seems like yesterday. I was a chemistry student at the University of Puerto Rico. I was at Dr. Muir’s Inorganic Chemistry laboratory getting ready to go to lunch when the call came in the lab’s black rotary phone by the window. 331 more words

General

Remembering the Tragedy of Apollo 1

This is a reprint of a post from 2013, updated for the date and now including a map of the lunar farside.

Today marks the 48th anniversary of one of the worst tragedies to befall NASA and human spaceflight: the fire that broke out in the Apollo 204 (later renamed Apollo 1) command module during a test exercise at Kennedy Space Center in 1967, claiming the lives of primary crew astronauts… 5,556 more words

NASA

Sharpest ever view of the Andromeda Galaxy

This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31. 27 more words

The Six Million Dollar Man: Introduction

I would like to say that I started watching this when it first came out but, according to the internet, the series started in 1974 so I would have been three and I don’t I have memories that go back that far. 223 more words

Season 1

Sites of the Week: January 25, 2015

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

- Dolly Parton

Factoid: With 88.8 firearms per 100 citizens, the USA has 35 percent to 50 percent of the civilian-owned firearms in the world. 322 more words