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China's Falling Space Station Is Not Going to Hit You on the Head. Unless it Does

No day counts as a good day when an eight-ton Chinese space station falls on your head. If you’re like most people, you don’t give that danger a lot of thought, and the good news is, you don’t have to start now. 710 more words

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

(Visited 9 September 2016) The Smithsonian Museum system includes 19 museums and galleries plus the National Zoological Park, all administered by the United States government. The Air & Space Museum boasts twenty three galleries featuring flight related articles. 137 more words


Lost in Space

America’s Skylab astronauts were trained in pulling teeth and stitching wounds to avoid the possibility of having their flights cut short by health problems.

The special training was aimed at setting space endurance records. 6 more words



July 11th in history:

The first treasury secretary of the U.S., Alexander Hamilton, was felled by a bullet in his famous duel with Vice President Aaron Burr on July 11th, 1804. 94 more words

Today In History

Tinuy-an Falls


Surigao del Sur is a province in the CARAGA region in Mindanao. It’s capital is Tandag City and 2 of its famous tourists destinations are Tinuy-an falls and Enchanted River. 1,086 more words


Aircheck: Various Sources, 7/11/1979, The Fall Of Skylab

This was a bit of a big deal back in ’79, as the first American space station, Skylab, visited three times by crews in Apollo spaceships for several weeks at a time in 1973 and 1974, was coming back down to Earth. 132 more words


May 14 - 196 Philomela

Asteroid 196 Philomela was discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters at Hamilton College, Clinton (New York) on May 14th 1879.  It is a large, bright, S-type (stony) main belt asteroid, and studies of light curve data have decided it is smooth and asymmetrically shaped. 270 more words