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John C. Houbolt: The Man Behind the Lunar-Orbit-Rendezvous - On May 25th, 1961, President John F. Kennedy called for the nation to “commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 successfully landed on the surface of the moon, and 6 hours after Continue Reading
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Overlooked Campus Landmarks Turn 150 - How many times have you gone down 4th St. by the Armory or Huff Hall? Probably hundreds of times, right? It so happens that when you do, you're passing some of the last vestiges of the Illinois Industrial University, as the U of I was called 150 years ago. Where are these vestiges? Just look Continue Reading
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