Historical Events

Radio Programs

Ranger 7 A successful crash in the Moon Race Thursday, July 31, 2014
McDonald at 75 The start of a scientific adventure Monday, May 5, 2014
Space Fair A world’s fair for the Space Age Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Lunar Eclipse Changing the course of history Sunday, April 13, 2014
Blackout! The Sun turns out the lights Wednesday, March 12, 2014
War of the Worlds An attack from Mars Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Under Attack Earth is attacked by a star Tuesday, October 29, 2013
July Honoring a famous calendar maker Monday, July 1, 2013
Faith 7 The end of a space-age singles act Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time and Navigation A helpful device for seeing the world Thursday, April 11, 2013
Zapped! Earth gets zapped by cosmic radiation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Capistrano Meteorite A California town gets a visitor Friday, March 15, 2013
More Moon and Companions A grand era of exploration Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Horse’s Nose The flying horse’s bright nose Sunday, September 23, 2012
Alexandria A city — and a star — fit for a king Friday, July 20, 2012
Apollo 16 Fun and science on the lunar surface Saturday, April 21, 2012
The New Year Bringing the calendar to heel Sunday, January 1, 2012
Grote Reber A new way to study the universe Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturnalia A modern celebration with old customs Saturday, December 17, 2011
Race to the Pole Racing for the south pole Wednesday, December 14, 2011
John A. Wheeler A new name for invisible stars Saturday, July 9, 2011
Luis Alvarez Subatomic particles and dead dinosaurs Monday, June 13, 2011
Transit of 1761, Part III Ducking cannonfire in the name of science Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Transit of 1761, Part II Dodging cannonfire in the name of science Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Moon or Bust! Setting a lofty national goal Sunday, May 22, 2011
Space Day A double reason to celebrate Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Revolutionary Star Looking for a "revolutionary" star Sunday, April 10, 2011
A Star to Steer Her By A trip to Asia via the stars Monday, November 22, 2010
Lasers Lighting up a powerful invention Monday, May 17, 2010
Halley's Comet Fear and favor in the heavens Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturnalia Celebrating the winter solstice Thursday, December 17, 2009
Apollo 12 An electrifying ride to the Moon Thursday, November 19, 2009
Superstorm! Part 3 The Sun delivers a message Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Lunar Landing Perseverance on the way to the Moon Monday, July 20, 2009
Apollo 11 Setting sail for a new world Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ben Franklin Embarking on a daring mission of discovery Tuesday, July 14, 2009
First Spaceplane The world's first spaceplane Monday, June 8, 2009
Mercury Seven Introducing seven space pioneers Friday, April 10, 2009
April A lovely name for a lovely time of year Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Featured Images

Views from the 1964 World's Fair
Space Fair Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Superman's back story may have been inspired by an exploding star
Exploding Stars Saturday, December 14, 2013
Skylab in orbit
First Space Station Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Artist's concept of Mariner 2 flying past Venus, December 14, 1962
First Encounter Thursday, December 13, 2012
Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan drives his lunar rover
End of the Road Monday, December 10, 2012
Neil Armstrong aboard the lunar module Eagle, July 21, 1969
Leading the Way Sunday, August 26, 2012
Alan Shepard enters his capsule, then launches aboard Freedom 7, May 5, 1961
A-OK Flight Thursday, May 5, 2011
Launches of Vostok 1, STS-1 (space shuttle Columbia)
Double Date Tuesday, April 12, 2011
China Clipper Sails the Pacific Ocean
Night Over Water Monday, November 22, 2010
Pinpoint Landing Friday, November 20, 2009
On a Tranquil Sea Monday, July 20, 2009
Alien Adventure Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Rocketplane! Monday, June 8, 2009
The Space Age Monday, October 1, 2007
Minnesota Joyride Friday, June 1, 2007
Hot Wheels Sunday, July 30, 2006
First View Thursday, July 20, 2006
Spark of Genius Monday, July 10, 2006
First Flight Wednesday, April 12, 2006
10,000 and Counting! Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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