Hidden Value

In 1884, a young man died. After the funeral, his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him, so they met with Charles Elliot, the president of Harvard University at that time. Eliot received the couple into his office and asked what he could do. After they expressed their desire to fund a memorial,…

The Little Satellite That Could

In 1972, NASA launched the exploratory space probe named Pioneer 10. The mission of this probe was to reach Jupiter, photograph the planet and its moons, and other parts. At the time, this was an extremely bold plan since nothing had even reached beyond Mars, much less Jupiter. There were even a few tense times…