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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 21

It was on this day in 2004 that Mike Melvill piloted an experimental craft into outer space.  Launched from a base in the Mojave Desert, SpaceShipOne was the first privately owned vehicle to do so. The company that developed the program and the … Continue reading

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