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July 20 in freethought history…

July 20, 1919 – Mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man (with Tenzing Norgay) to summit Mount Everest, is born in Auckland, New Zealand. In later life, when asked if he ever prayed for help, said, “Well, I have no … Continue reading

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Podcast #60 – 40th anniv. of Apollo 11 with Seth Shostak

We celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11!  On July 20, 1969 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on another world.  Our special guest this time is Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with … Continue reading

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LRO images Apollo sites

As hard as it is to believe, in the four decades since the six Apollo missions landed on the moon, nobody has had the capability to actually take pictures of the landing sites from orbit.  None of our telescopes–not even … Continue reading

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