Category Archives: Science Fact

Spacesuits, lingerie, and the heroes hiding in plain sight

Check this out: Playtex—yes, that Playtex; the company famous for its bras and girdles—outcompeted a host of military and space contractors in a bid to design and develop the NASA spacesuit that went to the moon. Last September, Brian Abrams … Continue reading

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Science and Math are Civil Rights

February is Black History Month. There was a great broadcast on the radio last weekend about the 1960s and the Civil Rights movement. The broadcasters had interviews by people who had lived and marched for equality during those years. It … Continue reading

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To the Moon, A NYTimes Look-Back 50 Years Later

This is very belated, but here’s a terrific article on the 1960s space race in the New York Times: Looking Back at the Apollo Mission, 50 Years Later. I’ve written here about my own memories of those years. It was … Continue reading

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NASA’s Dawn satellite reaches the asteroid belt

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Dawn, a robotic probe, has entered the asteroid belt and will reach its first study subject next week. They also have some cool stroid photos. First stop: Vesta. Share this:

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