Polio Vaccine
Polio Survivors Recount Contracting The Disease


Polio is an infectious disease spread from person to person. Polio can result in severe muscle weakness, most commonly involving the legs. In the 1950s, Jonas Salk created a polio vaccine that was used to vaccinate children across the United States. In this video, polio survivors recall coming down with … Continue reading

Eileen Collins, First Female Space Shuttle Commander


Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel who became the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. On February 3, 1995, Collins piloted the space shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of mission STS-63. … Continue reading

Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner


Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner, designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 767. The Dreamliner took its maiden flight on December 15, 2009. This video shows footage from that day and discusses the testing process that the Dreamliner must go through in order … Continue reading

World Health Organization
The Eradication of Smallpox

The Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox was an infectious disease that caused fluid-filled blisters all over the body and had a mortality rate of 30-35%. Thanks to effective vaccination campaigns, smallpox became the first disease to be declared eradicated by the WHO on December 9, 1979. In this video, D.A. Henderson, an epidemiologist and physician … Continue reading