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John Glenn Became the First American to Orbit the Earth

On this day in 1962, Col. John Glenn, USMC, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. The Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spacecraft, named Friendship 7,…

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The Shuttle Columbia Tragedy

On this day in 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrates upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.The disaster was the second fatal accident…

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Apollo I

On this day in 1967, during a pre-flight test for what was to be the first manned Apollo mission, a flash fire savagely claimed the…

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The Birth of Morse Code

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse and associate Albert Vail make the first public demonstration of the single-wire electric telegraph at the Speedwell Ironworks…

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The Wright Flyer Makes History

On this day in 1903, the Wright Flyer becomes “the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard;” the true…

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Guglielmo Marconi – the Father of Radio

On this day in 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi sends the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean. The message, simply the…

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