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Finland Ranks Happiest Country in the World

World Happiness Report 2018 The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. Finland Wins Double Gold in World Happiness Report 2018 Finland is a Northern European nation…

Remembering The Space Shuttle Columbia

Columbia (OV-102), the first of NASA’s orbiter fleet, was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in March 1979. Columbia initiated the Space Shuttle flight program when it lifted off Pad A in the Launch Complex 39 area at KSC on April 12, 1981. It proved the operational concept of a winged, reusable spaceship by successfully completing…

What Are the Odds of Dying From…

Odds of Dying It might seem a bit morbid, but human nature leads us to contemplate our demise. We sometimes wonder, “What are my odds of dying from…”? Are you more likely to be killed in a car crash or shot to death by an assailant? Is it really that rare to be struck by…

When astronauts are on their first test flight aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will take them farther into the solar system than humanity has ever traveled before, their mission will be to confirm all of the spacecraft’s systems operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space. After an Orion test campaign that includes ground…

Paul Revere’s Ride by Longfellow

“Paul Revere’s Ride” (1860) is a poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, although with significant inaccuracies. It was first published in the January 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It was later retitled “The Landlord’s Tale” in the collection Tales of…