The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission launched #OTD in 1962. John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth; circling the planet three times aboard Friendship-7. Glenn didn't trust the computer controlled trajectory until Katherine Johnson checked it for him by hand. #HiddenFigures
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Maybe I should spend more time on here.
Donald Trump publicly denies climate change. But he is currently fighting to build a sea wall around his Irish resort to protect it from... rising sea levels due to climate change.