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Alan Shepard Takes a Divot on the Moon

Alan Shepard was only the second person to enter space, but the first to hit a golf ball on the moon. On America’s first manned mission into space, Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 on a 15-minute suborbital trajectory. (He didn’t ...

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Old Glory Gets A Little More Glorious

On Jan. 14, 1795, President George Washington approved adding two stars and two stripes to Old Glory, which was still pretty new. The new stars and stripes represented the two states that joined the union: Vermont and Kentucky. Residents of ...

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