My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
My father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back
What if our natural satellite didn’t exist?
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This blog post first appeared on my blog on March 4th, 2011. I'm sharing it with the Scientific American audience today because I've assigned this post to my students for next week.
Every week I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Gozde Zorlu of the Creatology blog.
The ground shook violently in L’Aquila, Italy, early in the morning of April 6, 2009, more violently than it had during the tremors the area had been experiencing for months.
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(A Cross-post)Sci grew up going to public school. We had some pretty good science teachers, and I remember how hard they worked to make learning fun for us.
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