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Apollo 11’s Unconventional Life Insurance Policies

You know what’s expensive? Insurance. It’s pricey enough to get life insurance if you have any kind of health issues or you’re a frequent flyer, and nigh impossible if you’re fond of basejumping. But imagine if you were preparing to leave the planet and step outside to walk around on the Moon, and no one [...]

Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leap

Neil Armstrong — astronaut, engineer, professor, Navy aviator, and first man on the Moon — has died at the age of 82. He is best known for the words he spoke just before he set foot on the lunar surface. Contrary to popular belief, Armstrong said (emphasis added): “That’s one small step [...]