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NASA created, 1958
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible f…
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Despite the chivalry seen aboard Titanic, men usually fare better than women when marine disasters strike.
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Researchers excavating the Maya settlement of Uxul, buried deep within the jungle, have uncovered the final resting place of a young prince.
As athletes from 205 countries gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Games, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics.
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Take a look back at the incredible career of astronaut Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61.
On the 50th anniversary of the first live transatlantic television feed beamed by Telstar, revisit the historic broadcast of July 23, 1962.
Author Jim Reisler answers questions about America’s first Olympic team, the subject of his recent book.
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