International Space Station: An Interactive Space

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Ives, Cornwall at the end of October 1536. From MERCATOR'S edition of Ptolemy's Map. A Portion of an old Roman Map of the World, showing the roads through the Empire The World-Island according to Strabo, 18 A. At midnight on January 25, 1774, at high tide, Father Juniper Serra presided over a Salome ritual blessing of the Santiago and watched in anticipation as it dropped its sails and then eased out of its original harbor home on an expedition that Spain kept as a closely guarded military secret.

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The Last River: John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River

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The United States bought the land just as the Corps of Discovery began its trip. Starting in 1598, the Dutch began to establish forts on the gold coast in Africa. In most cases, however, Indians held true to their culture often questioning Christian concepts that had no correlation in their own beliefs. In addition to towed sleds, today’s robotic vehicles include tethered remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and completely autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The American government was eventually able to remove all restrictions on its availability, and as of March 15, 1945, penicillin was distributed through the usual channels and was available to the consumer in his or her corner pharmacy.

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Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson (Trailblazer

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About the time that Alexander was making his way eastward through Persia, Pytheas was leaving the Greek colony of Marseilles for the west and north. It is true that native populations were exploited economically and devastated by disease. Bellingshausen was the leader of a Russian expedition that circumnavigated Antarctica (1819–21). The first recorded French contact with Australia. Nothing is known of his early life, and he is first heard of in 1598 as a mate on the Hollandia, one of the vessels in the second Dutch fleet to voyage to the East Indies.

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Thirteen Days/Ninety Miles: The Cuban Missile Crisis

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One of the measures of its success would be if, upon answering many of our questions about Ceres, we are left with even more questions. Satisfactory sample recovery was not possible below the water table, but the local conditions were such that this was not a major problem during the initial drilling program. Mount Sharp, the mission's ultimate destination, looms ahead. Curiosity took this nighttime photo of a hole it drilled May 5 to collect soil samples.

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Endurance: Shipwreck and Survival on a Sea of Ice (High Five

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At long last the three weary men and two utterly worn-out camels dragged themselves to Cooper's Creek, hoping to find their companions and the food they had left there four months ago. An outstanding early example is a Phoenician voyage round Africa in about 600 BC. By the way, Vesta, the second most massive body there, constitutes about eight percent of the asteroid belt’s mass. But what was it that the Portuguese were after? Unfortunately Magellan was killed in a battle between two native tribes.

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Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

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And now we come to the last voyage planned by Prince Henry, that of Diego Gomez, his own faithful servant. In 1966 and 1967 NASA launched lunar orbiters that were designed to circle the moon and chart its surface in preparation for future manned landings. European voyagers brought with them pathogens that caused smallpox, measles, whooping cough, influenza, scarlet fever, and diphtheria. The Corps of Discovery reached the Pacific Ocean near the present city of Astoria, Oregon.

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Epic Adventure: Epic Climbs (Epic Adventures)

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Jan. 3 – After a period of governmental confusion following independence, Mexican officials approve Austin's plan to bring three hundred families into his colony. During this time little in the way of progress was made, and for the next few centuries our only interest lies in filling up some of the shadowy places of the earth, without extending its known bounds. The leaders in this enterprise were the Portuguese, and the Spanish were also interested.

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Old Settlers/New Settlers in the New World

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This mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera on Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on the 528th Martian day, or sol, of the mission on January 30. Meanwhile, after the ship was lost, the rest of the crew laboriously made their way over broken sea ice to Paulet Island for the winter. Over the years, there had been several teams who had set out to find the wreckage of the famous ship; three of them had been funded by millionaire oilman Jack Grimm.

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Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave

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The problem was that most people believed such an open sea voyage was still too long for the ships of the day. During these activities, MCWA also trained state and local health department officials in malaria control techniques and strategies. The Santa Rita continued to produce oil until it was finally plugged in 1990. On October 12, 1492, he and his tired crew landed on a small island in the Bahamas. The garrison was almost out of food and no supply ship had arrived from Mexico; the settlers preferred to wait for supplies from home rather than learning to live off the land. 1770 - Portola and Serra headed north with a land and sea force.

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The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, And Black

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He was also one of the first ship captains to recognize that a lack of Vitamin C in sailors’ diets (due mostly to a lack of fresh fruit) caused scurvy, a serious disease that killed many sailors in those times. Curiosity's front-left wheel had scraped the rock to inspect for fresh, dust-free materials in an area where drilling for rock would soon begin. The goals of the National Genomics Research Initiative are to: The NGRI course focuses on freshman and spans the entire freshman year.

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