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Close Calls Nearly Doomed These Space Missions

The Mariner 10 booster gifted several problems, but nonetheless achieved its goals, interjection to a smart goal group and some discerning fixes. (Credit: NASA) A tiny problem can have outrageous consequences for a space mission. Sometimes a outrageous try hinges on the smallest fact — 3 seconds’ worth of fuel, …

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Voyager 1 Fires Dormant Thrusters for the First Time in 37 Years

Going bravely where no booster has left before. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Man, they just don’t build ’em like they used to. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, has fired up a span of thrusters that haven’t been used for 37 years. Meanwhile, I’m on my third automobile in two years. The …

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The Atomic Age: Far More Than Explosions and Electricity

Scientists declare the first nuclear physics sequence reaction. (Credit: John Cadel/Chicago History Museum) Seventy-five years ago, the universe strictly entered the Atomic Age. Henceforth, it would never be the same. In Oct 1942, as partial of the Manhattan Project, Enrico Fermi fabricated a moment group of physicists for an urgent, …

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Mighty Quinn: Dec 2

The quote of the week comes Police Chief Bill Messerich of the South St. Paul Police Department after receiving a bizarre minute in the mail: NEWS ITEM — A person who apparently sped off after attack a parked automobile in a Minneapolis suburb some-more than 30 years ago anonymously sent …

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Aaron Boone: Everything to know about the new Yankees manager

MEET AARON BOONE Age: 44.  Born: March 9, 1973, La Mesa, Calif. FAMILY Grandfather: Former major-league player and two-time All-Star Ray Boone. Father: Former major joining player and manager and four-time All-Star Bob Boone. Brother: Former major-league player and three-time All-Star Bret Boone. Wife: Former Playboy Playmate Laura Cover (Miss …

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