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Stories by Amy Shira Teitel

Venus' Transits Through History

In a matter of hours, lucky observers with clear skies will be able to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun. Transits of Venus are rare – this is the last one until 2117 – but that’s not the only reason you should find a way to watch it...

June 5, 2012 — Amy Shira Teitel

John Glenn: The Man Behind the Hero

On March 1, 1962, thousands of people lined New York City’s Broadway. Some climbed into an unfinished building to use it as a makeshift grandstand.

February 20, 2012 — Amy Shira Teitel

Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA

NASA’s Apollo program began with one of the worst disasters the organization has ever faced. A routine prelaunch test turned fatal when a fire ripped through the spacecraft’s crew cabin killing all three astronauts...

January 27, 2012 — Amy Shira Teitel
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