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FASTER, HIGHER, FARTHER

March 23rd in history:

Two pioneers of speed were born on March 23rd: Roger Bannister (1925), the first man to run a four-minute mile, and driver Craig Breedlove (1937), who was the first man to break a number of land-speed records. 125 more words

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Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a “pretty tough job.” He said he wasn’t sure he’d want it and, among lawmakers he put the question to, Sen. 408 more words

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March 17 - Jim Irwin

March 17th 1930: astronaut Colonel James Benson Irwin, USAF, born in Pittsburgh PA.

In 1971 Irwin, Apollo 15 lunar module pilot, became the eighth man to walk on the Moon, spending over 18 hours on the surface.   193 more words

Asteroids

Shelf Control #74: Riding Rockets

Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. 511 more words

Books On My Shelves

Details on NASA mission involving Orion spacecraft

Original reporter:
Dan Billow

IT MAY HAPPEN SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. ORION, DESIGNED TO GO TO THE MOON OR TO AN ASTEROID. AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S URGING THE FIRST FLIGHT INSTANT OF BEING AN UNMANNED TEST FLIGHT COULD BE IN 2019.

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Space

Astronaut Jim Lovell's idea of heaven

Yesterday, when speaking with a friend of mine about the 1960’s, he showed me this famous photo. “And to think,” he said, “that when Jim Lovell took this amazing photo of earth, we were there.” That thought was powerful for me. 74 more words

Inspiration

DEATH AND TAXES

March 14th in history:

Warren G. Harding made history on March 14th, 1923, as the first president to file an income tax report.  This was 10 years after the 16th Amendment was ratified, legalizing income taxes in the U.S. 170 more words

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