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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

John Glenn Re-Entry

Rhonda Rodentilly, Document Historian

NASA thought they had a problem during John Glenn’s reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.  They thought his heat shield was loose.  Without the heat shield his capsule would burn up due to the extreme temperature.  Well, thanks to the National Archives, we have the official transcript of John Glenn’s radio communications during that point in his flight.  Click here to take a look. On the transcript, “P” is John Glenn.

By: Rhonda Rodentilly, Document Historian
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