Category Archives: April 2011

Miss Mitchell’s Telescope, Part 2

by Michael Wright Last month I wrote about Maria Mitchell’s connection to the Vassar Telescope, which is on display at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian.  This second installment covers the telescope itself and its maker, Henry … Continue reading

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Perfect Landing Concludes Final Mission of Space Shuttle Discovery

by Ken Kremer, AAAP, Spaceflight magazine & The Planetary Society Farewell Discovery!  The epic voyages of Space Shuttle Discovery now belong to history. The final magnificent mission of Space Shuttle Discovery and her all-veteran, six-astronaut crew wrapped up on March … Continue reading

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