Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson On Becoming An Astrophysicist

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“I bask in the majesty of the cosmos”. Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, discusses what led him to his career. He remembers: “I didn’t accidentally land at the Bronx High School of Science. I wanted to become an astrophysicist, not because i chose it. In a way, the universe chose … Continue reading

Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Influence of Carl Sagan


Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, talks about meeting Carl Sagan for the first time when he was just 17 years old. Sagan, a professor at Cornell University, personally wrote to deGrasse Tyson upon seeing his application to the university, inviting him to visit … Continue reading

Apollo 11
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing


Celebrities and politicians alike share their stories about where they were and what they were doing on July 20, 1969 when the Apollo 11 spaceflight became the first mission to successfully land humans on the moon. American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent about two and a half hours … Continue reading

Peggy Shorey Thanks Sally Ride

Peggy Shorey Thanks Sally Ride

Executive director of Pride at Work, a nonprofit organization that aims to seek full equality for LGBT workers, thanks late astronaut Sally Ride. Ride revealed through her obituary that she had maintained a secret relationship with Tam O’Shaunghnessy, an educator and childhood friend of Ride’s, for twenty-seven years. O’Shaughnessy is … Continue reading

Experience Atlantis Launch as the Astronauts Did

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Did you dream of becoming an astronaut growing up? This video footage captures the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on July 8, 2011 from inside the shuttle. The mission, known as STS 135, was the last of Atlantis’s 33 missions and the final mission of the United States Space Shuttle … Continue reading