A Port Authority program has turned thousands of pieces of World Trade Center steel into memorials in all 50 states.
Marina Koren“I had it sitting on the table down in the meeting room and I had a big towel draped over it. I said, ‘Here’s a piece of the World Trade Center,’ and pulled the cover off it.” (from 2015)
India lost contact with its spacecraft just before touchdown. Why is it so hard to stick a lunar landing?
Marina KorenAn engineer told me that in order to land on the moon, a spacecraft has to go from a speed of thousands of miles per hour to nearly zero in about 15 minutes. "It’s actually like landing a missile."
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Marina KorenRead @lorengrush on what's going to happen to the tardigrades that went to the moon (and how the American nonprofit that provided them didn't, um, disclose that they were going in the first place)
Soon, if no mission returns to the moon, no one on Earth will have set foot on another world.
Marina Koren“It will be like the day we lose the last veteran of World War II ... or the last Korean War veteran. You will lose any semblance of opportunity to listen to people and hear their firsthand experience.”
Between the high-stakes maneuvers, the crew joked around, listened to music, and drank way too much coffee.
Marina KorenAs I was reading the Apollo 11 transcripts, I realized the mission kind of sounded like.. a road trip?
The craziest one ever, of course, but—they drank too much coffee, didn't agree on the music, and nearly ran out of gas