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Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered EarthApollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth
Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve orbiting the moon. They were the Apollo 8 astronaut crew. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.
  • Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve orbiting the moon. They were the Apollo 8 astronaut crew. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.

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  • What does it mean to

    What does it mean to 'lie in state' or 'lie in honor?'

    Dec. 6, 2018 - Thousands of people waited for hours in cold temperatures at the U.S. Capitol this week. They waited to enter the Capitol Rotunda. The casket of President George H.W. Bush lain in state there. It's an honor that has been given to only 31 people before President Bush. Since 1998, Congress has also authorized four ordinary citizens to "lie in honor" upon their deaths.

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  • Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz

    Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz

    Dec. 4, 2018 - Fourteen student musicians enrolled at the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre and Dance recently made history. They recorded a rare musical manuscript. It was found by U-M Prof. Patricia Hall at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The museum is in Poland. The manuscript was based on a popular song in the early 1940s. The manuscript was arranged and played by Auschwitz prisoners in 1943 during World War II. It hasn't been played in 75 years.

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  • I spy a cool museum - and book

    I spy a cool museum - and book

    Nov. 30, 2018 - Spies have been in the business of deception for hundreds of years. A gift of a wooden horse hides an invading army. Ninjas train for years to sleuth in the shadows. Seemingly random groups of numbers and scrambled letters reveal battle plans. Buttons and pens become cameras and weapons. These are tools of the trade for the clandestine cohort of spies. The cohort is personified by Bond, James Bond. The International Spy Museum tells their stories.

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  • Women write history through the Vietnam Women

    Women write history through the Vietnam Women's Memorial

    Nov. 14, 2018 - About 300 people gathered Saturday evening for a Candlelight Ceremony at the Vietnam Women's Memorial to honor its 25th anniversary. Diane Carlson Evans, an Army nurse, Vietnam veteran, and founder of the Memorial, spoke with Student News Net before the ceremony.

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  • Fall 1918: Influenza pandemic rages

    Fall 1918: Influenza pandemic rages

    Nov. 5, 2018 - One hundred years ago there were two major events happening simultaneously. World War I was being fought in Europe. And an influenza pandemic was raging. The pandemic came in three waves. It began in spring 1918. The second wave during fall 1918 was the most lethal. Before it was over in 1919, at least 50 million people worldwide died. That total includes 675,000 people in America.

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  • Mission to the Sun is heating up

    Mission to the Sun is heating up

    Oct. 30, 2018 - Things are heating - and speeding - up for NASA. NASA engineers and scientists are busy managing the Parker Solar Probe mission. A spacecraft is traveling to the Sun. At about 1:04 p.m. EDT yesterday, it broke a record for distance. Until yesterday. the record for a man-made spacecraft's closest distance to the Sun was 26.55 million miles. The record was set by Helios 2 in 1976. The Parker Probe broke that record yesterday.

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  • Will this winter be mild?

    Will this winter be mild?

    Oct. 24, 2018 - Fall temperatures are dipping below freezing. It's a harbinger of days to come. The official start of winter is still weeks away. But NOAA meteorologists are working to forecast winter weather. They are part of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. They are studying weather data. They believe a mild winter could be in store for many parts of the United States.

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  • Now is the time to stop the flu

    Now is the time to stop the flu

    Oct. 22, 2018 - Severity of influenza varies from year to year. It varies due to a number of factors. One thing does not vary. It's very important to get the annual flu vaccine. The vaccine prevents illness. The number of people ill with influenza (flu) and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) normally peaks in February. Influenza viruses are circulating now.

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  • How mighty is the Mississippi?

    How mighty is the Mississippi?

    Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of many factors. Factors include its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.

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  • Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Oct. 11, 2018 - Combat on the Western Front during World War I (WWI) ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in the eleventh month in 1918. WWI lasted from 1914-1918. The world will honor that Centennial in 30 days. In the United States, the World War I Centennial Commission is inviting everyone to ring a bell. It's their nationwide Bells of Peace event. Its purpose is to reflect on that significant day in World and American history.

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  • Statue of Freedom being inspected, preserved

    Statue of Freedom being inspected, preserved

    Oct. 3, 2018 - Since 1863, the Statue of Freedom has graced the top of the U.S. Capitol. The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall. It weighs 15,000 pounds. It's currently encased in scaffolding. It's having its tri-annual (every three years) inspection and preservation.

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  • Douglas Brinkley to students: Lead a dignified life

    Douglas Brinkley to students: Lead a dignified life

    Sept. 21, 2018 - The life of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was one defined by grace and grit. That combination of traits was reified in her tireless work for civil rights. She fought peacefully for her civil rights and the civil rights of all Americans. She especially fought for African American civil rights. They faced daily discrimination under Jim Crow laws. Douglas Brinkley is the author of Rosa Parks: A Life, the definitive biography of her life. Dr. Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium. It was held at the University of Iowa.

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  • Nation pauses for Sept. 11 anniversary

    Nation pauses for Sept. 11 anniversary

    Sept. 11, 2018 - Solemn ceremonies will be held today in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Penn. to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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  • Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth
    Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago this month, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve as they orbited the moon. They were the astrinaut crew on the Apollo 8 mission. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. To honor the anniversary, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.
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  • What does it mean to What does it mean to 'lie in state' or 'lie in honor?'
    Dec. 6, 2018 - Thousands of people waited for hours in cold temperatures at the U.S. Capitol this week. They waited to enter the Capitol Rotunda where the casket of President George H.W. Bush lain in state. It's an honor that has been afforded to only 31 people before President Bush. In addition, since 1998, Congress has authorized four ordinary citizens to "lie in honor."
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  • Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth
    Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve orbiting the moon. They were the Apollo 8 astronaut crew. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.
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  • What does it mean to What does it mean to 'lie in state' or 'lie in honor?'
    Dec. 6, 2018 - Thousands of people waited for hours in cold temperatures at the U.S. Capitol this week. They waited to enter the Capitol Rotunda. The casket of President George H.W. Bush lain in state there. It's an honor that has been given to only 31 people before President Bush. Since 1998, Congress has also authorized four ordinary citizens to "lie in honor" upon their deaths.
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