Shuttle Primer

Shuttle Primer

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Don't know much about the shuttle program's history? MIT's OpenCourseWare provides the perfect place to start: a guest lecture f...
Historicizing the Decision to Scuttle the Shuttle

Historicizing the Decision to Scuttle the Shuttle

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This marks the first in what I hope will be a series of historical comments on NASA's transition away from the Space Shuttle. Robert R. ...
But how much will it cost?

But how much will it cost?

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The HSS newsletter notes that the University of Chicago Press has joined other presses in JSTOR's Current Scholarship Program , which p...
Primary Source Challenge #1: "I just might be in there."

Primary Source Challenge #1: "I just might be in there."

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In the tradition of the great mathematical problem challenges of the last four centuries, Americanscience is kicking off a series of challen...
What a difference 45 years makes.

What a difference 45 years makes.

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Today's headline: Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Planned Mission Compare that to this video showing highlights from NASA's ...
Science, American Petroleum Institute Style

Science, American Petroleum Institute Style

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This is the first of a series of posts this week drawn from wonderful resources available to us thanks to the Prelinger Library's vast...
A postman, a streetsweeper,...

A postman, a streetsweeper,...

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...all that was missing were the Bridges of Königsberg . A few days ago I was strolling around our quiet neighborhood with my infant son. ...
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