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Discussion in 'History & Geography' started by Gary Ridenour, Mar 17, 2016.
Hiroshima, August 1945.
@Joe Riley who was Uncle Sam. Or was there never such a person?
The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and ensuing firestorm.
Speaking of fires...
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871... corner of State St and Madison St, after the fire.
While we are on disasters......
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
A magnitude-9.3 temblor struck undersea off the west coast of Sumatra on Dec. 26, 2004, creating a massive tsunami that killed people in 14 separate countries. The overall death toll is estimated at between 230,000 and 280,000 people.
The Apollo 11 command module Columbia which carried astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the Moon and back in July 1969 is seen at the National Air and Space Museum.
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This is not old, but this is Marshall Space Flight Center , taken at night. We live almost right across the street from the arsenal, so this is fairly close to our house.
Maybe President Trump will send women astronauts this time , to make the. Feminist people happy.......
He needs to send them on that mission to the sun. AOC says it's possible if they travel at night.
An uncommon look at an American icon
"The tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was meant to capture the respect and gratitude American citizens have for our first president. The journey to build the obelisk was long and arduous, including a 23-year gap in the construction. According to Mark Twain, the incomplete monument looked like ‘a factory chimney with the top broken off.’ On this day in 1876 the Washington Monument was accepted into the National Park System, and today it’s one of the most recognizable buildings in the US."
"The monument has been closed for repairs since 2016. It’s scheduled to reopen this month."
I bet there is only one distance up in the air where you could make it look exactly square like that, do you suppose.
First Pictures of Earth From 100 Miles in Space, 1947
"On March 7, 1947, not long after the end of World War II and years before Sputnik ushered in the space age, a group of soldiers and scientists in the New Mexico desert saw something new and wonderful in these grainy black-and-white-photos - the first pictures of Earth as seen from altitude greater than 100 miles in space. Just the year before in 1946, scientists like John T. Mengel, a NASA pioneer who later oversaw the Vanguard Program, began experimenting with captured German V-2 rockets."
"Mengel conducted upper atmosphere experiments by launching the rockets into near-earth orbit. He designed and fabricated the first research nose shell to replace of the V-2 warhead and began placing cameras in the nose shell."
Bless her heart. Somebody ought to be looking out for her.
Early '50s Caddy?