A Day In History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Leave a comment

A day in History: May 14, 1973, Skylab, America‚Äôs first space station, is successfully launched into an orbit around the earth. Eleven days later, U.S. astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard the space station.Continue Reading…

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Today In History

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Leave a comment

Today In History: May 10,1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle

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Today In History

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Leave a comment

Today In History: 1961 The first American in space From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them… Joshua J. Marine

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