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The Fastest Ace Alive

On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born…

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Enterprise Unveiled

On this day in 1976, NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, the Enterprise, during a ceremony in Palmdale, California. Development of the spacecraft cost…

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Apollo 11 – Dreaming the Impossible

On this day in 1969, 51 years ago this evening at 22:56 PM EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, standing nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks…

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Atlantis STS-71 and Mir- Before Putin and Trump

On this day in 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-71, docks with the Russian space station Mir; for the five days the ships were conjoined,…

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Ed White Walking in Space

On this day in 1965, Lt. Col. Ed White becomes the first American to make a walk in space, the principal operation of the Gemini…

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The Spirit of St. Louis

On this day in 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight…

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