The Science of Apollo

The Science of Apollo

Best-selling author and space historian Andrew Chaikin and a panel of experts, including Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, discuss the science of Project Apollo and the benefits to society of future planetary exploration.

Erik Lindbergh on Electric Flight and the Future of Aviation

Erik Lindbergh on Electric Flight and the Future of Aviation

Erik Lindbergh is a pilot, adventurer, artist, and entrepreneur. In 2017, after nearly a decade working in the electric aircraft industry, Erik and his partners started a new company called VerdeGo Aero to build electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal air taxis, which will transform the way people move around the planet.

The Plate Tectonics History of the World, as Seen in Northern Scotland

The Plate Tectonics History of the World, as Seen in Northern Scotland

Throughout earth’s history, tectonic plates have been driven into massive collisions with one another by the earth’s internal heat in convection currents over a thousand miles deep. In those collisions, the rocks of the plates have been deformed, compressed, metamorphosed, eroded, and deformed again and again. The rocks of northern Scotland preserve vivid, visible evidence of more collisions than almost anywhere else in the world, making it one of the best places to follow Sir Charles Lyell’s favorite dictum, “Go and see.”

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