Thirty years ago today, with millions watching on live TV, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. All seven crew members died.
Something else died too, and I’ll get to that in a moment. 414 more words
Today is Johannes Kepler’s birthday.
Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt, a small town near Stuttgart, on December 27th 1571, and was introduced to astronomy from an early age, whether he liked it or not, by being taken outside to witness the Great Comet of 1577, C/1577 V1, at age 6. 221 more words
Thee NASA astronauts circled the Moon in December 1968 on a mission to prepare for the first human landing on the Moon the next year. When transmitting to Mission Control in Houston, Frank Borman gave a Christmas Eve prayer which might scandalize avowed atheists or today’s adherents to the creed of political correctness.