The Gilded Age Starlet Whose Sexual Assault Prompted the 'Trial of the Century'
Evelyn Nesbit was the toast of New York high society when the famous architect Stanford White attacked her. When White was murdered by Nesbit's husband, it sparked the beginning of America's obsession with celebrity trials.
In the 1970s, Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill led two Stanford/NASA Ames Research Center summer studies that supported the feasibility of kilometer-scale orbital cities. These studies assumed that the NASA space shuttle would operate as expected, a flight every week or two, $500/lb. to orbit, and one failure per 100,000 flights. The studies also assumed that a more efficient follow-on heavy-lift launcher would be developed. Now the SpaceX BFR being developed over the next 5 years or so…
Mae Jemison Becomes First African American Woman in Space On this day in Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel through space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on
Sally Ride~ American Woman in Space~"Sally Kristen Ride (born May is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. Ride joined NASA in and in 1983 became the first American woman—and then-youngest American, at enter space.