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Ronald Reagan(19 Photos)
View an image slideshow on President Ronald Reagan.
Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster
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See how one tiny mishap can spell disaster for one of the most complex machines ever engineered.
Engineering Disasters - Apollos 1 and 13
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In this video from Modern Marvels, we learn about the Apollo spaceflight program and the engineering disasters that plagued it. Three astronauts died while training for the first planned mission, Apollo 1, in 1967. Then, one year after Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the Moon, the Apollo 13 mission almost ended in disaster when an explosion occurred on board.
The Space Race
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The U.S. competition with the U.S.S.R. for technological dominance spurred the U.S. on to the first-ever landing on the Moon.
Space: JFK's New Frontier
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On February 20, 1962, Colonel John Glenn became the first human to orbit the earth, launching the manned space program.
The Great Communicator
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Ronald Reagan galvanized the American public through his famous speeches that helped redefine American politics in the 1980s.
Space Race: Cold War Front
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A brief look at the Space Race, set to "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf.
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Apollo 13 Emergency Radio Transmission
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On April 13, 1970, James Lovell, Jr., John Swigert, Jr., and Fred Haise, Jr., were en route to the Moon aboard Apollo 13 when disaster struck 200,000 miles from earth.
Apollo 9 Completes Spacewalk
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After Apollo 9's launch on March 3, 1969, the crew communicates with Mission Control from space. The Apollo 9 mission was a crucial test run for the Apollo 11 moon landing three months later.
Final Apollo Mission Leaves Moon
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In December 1972, Apollo 17 communicates with Mission Control on the final trip to the moon, marking the end of the Apollo lunar landing program.
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