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Happy 50th Anniversary Mercury Program

50 years ago today, as part of the first manned spaceflight program, John Glenn became the first human to orbit planet Earth as part of the Project Mercury space program. But why was the program named Mercury?

Now is the Best Chance to See Mercury

Starting Monday, we’re entering a three week period when viewing the planet Mercury is the best it’s going to be.

Arctic Temps Set Record – What Next?

It’s not been this cold in Fairbanks, Alaska for six years. Saturday morning’s low temperature plunged to 50 degrees below zero. The same day was also the first time in three years that the 24-hour max temp did not rise above minus 40. Minus 40, by the way, is the temperature at which the most […]