Archive for By Isaac J. Evans

Preflight Prevention

In 1933, aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, created the most advanced design ever for an Army Air Corps bomber. Model 299 had four engines, defense gunners around the fuselage, a central bomb bay, and many other features considered high-tech for the era. It was designed to be fast and could go long distances for strategic bombing. The […]

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New Logo, Same Promise!

On February 18, 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered the celestial body we call “Pluto.” It was the first object to be discovered in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto is about 1/6th the size of our moon and is made of ice and rock. Imagine Tombaugh’s excitement at the Lowell Observatory […]

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Houston… We Have a Problem

Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970, from Kennedy Space center with plans to land on the moon. As you might already know, two days later an oxygen tank exploded, damaging the service and command modules. This caused extreme danger and hardship; they had a loss of heat, limited power, a shortage of drinkable […]

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Alien Analysis

Do you believe in aliens? In 2001, the people of Milk Hill, a remote area in Wiltshire, England, were confronted with this question when mysterious circles appeared overnight in the fields of their small hamlet. As any parent  with a kiddie pool understands, impressions left in the grass are not necessarily unique or baffling, but […]

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Will It Work, or Will It Last?

Imagine floating around weightlessly like an astronaut and exploring unknown surroundings, without ever leaving Earth’s atmosphere. As you journey through uncertain territory, you encounter a 16-footwide winged fish, then a 523-foot-long missile tracking ship. No, you are not in a scene from Star Wars, you are scuba diving off the coast of South Florida. Scuba […]

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Our Well-Drilling Worldview

“Is the glass half-full, or is the glass half-empty?” Whether in a job interview, philosophy class, or late night discussion with friends, most of us have encountered this question in some form or another. This immemorial question is often used as a litmus test to determine a person’s outlook on life. The pessimist will see […]

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From Whales to Wells

“The privation of water is justly ranked among the most dreadful of the miseries of our life… the violence of raving thirst has no parallel in the catalogue of human calamities.” These words were written in 1820 by Owen Chase, first mate of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex. The Essex is best known for being […]

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