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Concorde

Why is the Concorde’s Fuselage Painted White?

The Concorde was a supersonic airplane that was built in the 1960s as a joint venture between the United Kingdom and France. It was the first aircraft of its kind. Only 14 of these plans went into service before it was eventually retired in 2003. With all the advancements in the aircraft’s design, you might …

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Moon landing

Was Neil Armstrong Nervous About the Moon Landing?

Environmental factors in space are dramatically different from Earth, because of these differences the daily rhythms of activity and heart rate of astronauts while they were in space were noted. Did you know, that on the infamous moon landing Neil Armstrong experienced an anxiety attack?  Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, experienced a …

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How Did Diana Trujillo Become A NASA Engineer?

Diana Trujillo works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as an aeronautical engineer from Colombia. She is currently in charge of the engineering team at JPL that is in charge of the Perseverance Rover’s robotic arm. Trujillo hosted the first-ever Spanish-language NASA webcast of a planetary landing, the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, on February …

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Josua Hutagalung Meteorite Indonesia

How Did An Indonesian Coffin-Maker Become An Instant Millionaire?

Josua Hutagalung, a 33-year-old man from Indonesia has become an instant news sensation in his hometown when a meteorite crashed into his how. But what was so special about the meteorite? An Indonesian coffin maker became an instant millionaire when a meteorite worth £1.4 million crashed through the roof of his house. The meteorite is …

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Buzz Aldrin Mars Cycler

Who Single-Handedly Calculated the Orbital Technique of Mars Cycling?

The Mars cycler is a type of spacecraft that travels between Earth and Mars regularly. An example of a Mars cycler is the Aldrin cycler. It is called the Aldrin cycler because of Buzz Aldrin. But how did this famous astronaut get a spacecraft to be named after him? Buzz Aldrin, devised an orbital system …

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How Many Tampons Did NASA Think Sally Ride Needed?

There are over 6,000 women working in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The number of women at the management level has also increased by 59 percent in the past decade. But even with the large number of women working for NASA today, there still seems to be a disconnect between the needs of …

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How Many Decimals of Pi Does NASA Use?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a United States federal agency in the direction of science and technology in air and space. With the Soviet satellite Sputnik launch in 1957, the Space Age began. NASA was founded in 1958 and was established to supervise space exploration and aeronautics studies in the United States. …

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Who is NASA’s Longest-Serving Female Employee?

NASA started recruiting women and minorities for their space program in the 1960s. By the end of the decade, they had already employed thousands of women. But did you know who the longest-serving female employee is? Susan G. Finley has been with NASA since January 1958. She has been an engineer and programmer for space …

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