William Hershel discovers Uranus

03/13/2017 0

The German-born English astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschel’s discovery of a new planet was the first to be made in modern times, and also the first to be […]

Challenger disaster

01/28/2017 0

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into […]

Kennedy proposes joint mission to the moon

09/20/2016 0

An optimistic and upbeat President John F. Kennedy suggests that the Soviet Union and the United States cooperate on a mission to mount an expedition to the moon. The proposal caught both the Soviets and […]

Colonizing Other Planets

08/10/2016 0

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we on efforts to support large numbers of people on the moon or other planets if our population gets […]

Apollo 13 launched to moon

04/11/2016 0

On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The spacecraft’s destination was the […]