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Deke Slayton, Wisconsin Native and Space Pioneer

Deke Slayton had the heart of a warrior. The native of Sparta was just 19 when he earned his pilot’s ...

When The Russians Invaded Wisconsin

The launch of Sputnik by the Soviets in 1957 ushered in the Space Age and ramped up fears in the ...

Jim Lovell’s Wisconsin Roots

Growing up in the 1960s meant idolizing United States astronauts. In elementary school, we made scrapbooks of the Mercury 7 ...

A Wisconsin Astronaut Returns Home

Monday marks the anniversary of the first moon landing. Many of us have since dreamed of boldly going where few ...

Monico Man Builds His Own Planetarium In Northern Wisconsin

Frank Kovac loved to take groups outdoors to lead astronomy tours of the northwoods skies– but hated to have those ...