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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

February 20, 2012
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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

Fifty years ago today an anxious nation watched as a small metal cocoon sat atop thousands of pounds of pure explosives and awaited its destiny.  Inside that cocoon was a 40 year old Marine who knew that one errant spark could turn him and his machine into a pile of ashes in mere seconds...

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Atlantis, NASA, and Obama’s ‘long, downhill slide to mediocrity’

July 9, 2011
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Atlantis, NASA, and Obama’s ‘long, downhill slide to mediocrity’

When OV-104 Atlantis returns from it’s last mission in the coming days it will mark more than just the end of the shuttle program. It will mark more than just the end of an era. It will mark the beginning of the disamntling of an infrastructure that took more than half a century to...

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