Simón Bolívar, Hero & ‘Libertador’ of South America

Simón Bolívar is the most famous political and military hero in Latin American history.  He led revolutions against the Spanish Empire in no less than 6 South American countries. His short life and personal story is without doubt the stuff of legend. Yet today, outside of Latin America, where he’s still revered as El Libertador,Continue reading “Simón Bolívar, Hero & ‘Libertador’ of South America”

APOLLO 1 – The Forgotten First NASA Disaster

Everyone remembers the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle disasters. We all know the famous Apollo 11 Moon landing and the historic first steps of Neil Armstrong in 1969.  But few outside NASA recall the Apollo 1 Tragedy that happened just 2 years earlier.  On January 27, 1967, during a launch rehearsal at Cape Kennedy, aContinue reading “APOLLO 1 – The Forgotten First NASA Disaster”