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Men died for that flag and other commentary


Conservative: Men Died for That Flag Think twice before you devalue the American flag, chides Rich Lowry at National Review. (Nike execs, ICE protesters, and a certain soccer player come to mind.) “Men have fought for the flag, and not just in the sense of fighting under it,” he notes, relating stories of “color sergeants” […]

Relive the Apollo 11 launch 50 years later


The Apollo 11 mission — in which humans first walked on the moon — turns 50. Watch the televised moment that an estimated 650 million Earthlings witnessed on July 16, 1969. Four days later, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made history. Subscribe to our YouTube! Share this:

India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission


NEW DELHI — India’s space organization is examining the technical snag that led to the aborting of the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, an official said. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off shortly before liftoff early Monday by the Indian Space Research Organization when a […]

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing


The Apollo 11 spacecraft carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, who was the Mission Commander and the first man to step on the moon, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who was the Lunar Module Pilot, and Michael Collins, who was the Command Module pilot. Reuters

Massive Hawaii wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate


A massive Hawaii brush fire so large it could be seen from outer space triggered the temporary evacuation of nearly 600 people as it tore through about 10,000 acres of old sugar cane fields and dry vegetation, according to new reports. The inferno broke out in Central Maui Thursday morning and quickly spiraled out of […]

Astronomers discover two supermassive black holes on a collision course


There’s really nothing in the universe that can compare to the awesome power of a supermassive black hole. Well, almost nothing. In a new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers describe the discovery of not one, but two supermassive black holes located far from Earth, and they’re about to collide. The black holes, each […]

Man aiming to be first black African in space dead at 30


JOHANNESBURG — Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30. Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family statement reported by local media Monday. Maseko became known as an […]

Washington, Montana, Vermont top list for most UFO sightings


Washington, Montana and Vermont are at the top of a new list for having the most UFO sightings in the US. Compiling data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the US Census, Satellite Internet issued a report looking at how many sightings there were per 100,000 people, as well as the overall rankings of […]

New type of artificial gravity could keep astronauts healthy


Heading into space means leaving Earth’s gravity behind. Astronauts floating around on the International Space Station might look like they’re having fun in the weightless environment, but a lack of gravity can actually be a serious detriment when it comes to long-term health. Now, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have designed what they […]

NASA green-lights infrared camera to map moon in incredible detail


As Earth’s only natural satellite — and the only other world that mankind has ever explored in person — the moon is one of the most well-understood bodies in our solar system. That being said, there’s still plenty about the moon that scientists don’t fully understand and learning more about our closest neighbor could teach […]

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