Fifty Years Later: A Look Back At the Mission That Looked Back At Us

On December 24, 1968, NASA’s Apollo 8 spacecraft hosted two of history’s most remarkable moments. The first: its rockets slowed three astronauts into lunar orbit, the first time that had ever been done before. If there’s no Apollo 8 that December, there’s no Apollo 11 the following July. Second: as Apollo 8 emerged from the… Read More Fifty Years Later: A Look Back At the Mission That Looked Back At Us

FAQs: Impeachment

Okay, I’ll bite. Some readers have noticed that I generally avoid Mueller speculation on this website, an approach that stands in diametrical opposition to the media’s favorite obsession of the past 18 months. (Yes, it’s been exactly 18 months since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Bob Mueller as special counsel on May 17, 2017.) It’s… Read More FAQs: Impeachment

#12. Galileo

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.”–Galileo Galilei, 1615 Despite the paradigm-shifting idea of our #28, Nicolaus Copernicus, for nearly… Read More #12. Galileo