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60 Years Later: Seeing Project Mercury through the Lens of NASA Staff Photographer Bill Taub

May 2023 marks two remarkable anniversaries in the history of Project Mercury and the Space Race. Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut to travel into space on May 5,…

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Celebrating a Year of Magnificent Trees

Purdue University Press spoke with author Carroll D. Ritter about the one-year anniversary (in March) of his book, Magnificent Trees of Indiana, a beautiful and engaging gift for nature and…

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New Photo Book Gives Unpublished View into Project Mercury and America’s First Astronauts

Project Mercury holds a special place in the pantheon of space exploration. Not only did it successfully send the first Americans into orbit to keep pace with the Soviet Union…

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