This Week Under “Spotlight”: The History Behind The First Photo From Space
Nov26

This Week Under “Spotlight”: The History Behind The First Photo From Space

A few years before 1946, space exploration was not a popular idea and the only people who considered space travel were mad Nazi rocket scientists, the most famous of which was Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun. Von Braun obsessed about space travel and did not hesitate to reach his objective at any cost. That cost did not exclude him joining the Nazi Party and the Allgemeine SS, persuading Hitler to provide him with the...

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People in history: William Dampier
Feb11

People in history: William Dampier

Born in 5/11/1651, was an English buccaneer, sea captain, author and scientific observer. Dampier influenced several figures better known than he: His observations and analysis of natural history helped Charles Darwin’s and Alexander von Humboldt’s development of their theories. He made innovations in navigation technology that were studied by James Cook and Horatio Nelson. He is cited over a thousand times in the Oxford...

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