Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
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Scott Carpenter was both a NASA astronaut and an aquanaut with the U.S. Navy.
The surprisingly violent history of women's hats — and the women who set a new, humane trend in fashion.
An American doctor and Navy officer, Captain George Bond spearheaded U.S. Navy's Sealab I, II and III.
The Okeechobee Hurricane claimed one of the highest death tolls of any natural disasters in American history.
A reporter for The Miami Herald, Marjory Stoneman Douglas advocated for conservation.
Hamilton Disston visioned the Everglades into dry land for cultivation.
P.G. Lowery, famed early twentieth century bandleader, spread African - American music with an all-black band in circus performances.
"I can confidently tell my guardian angel that my life is CAVU; and it will be until the day I die," George H.W. Bush.