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Israeli Rocket Motor Test

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On April 20, an Israeli twitter user posted a video of a large smoky cloud to his Twitter account with the comment “A mysterious explosion in northern Israel.” Jeffrey and his team tracked down the “mysterious explosion,” identifying it as a solid rocket motor test for an unknown missile or space system. Aaron and Jeffrey …

Another Book on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Quotes of the week: “He just beat the hell out of me.” – John F. Kennedy after his summit meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna “It was as if you were sitting in an iron barrel that was being beaten with a sledgehammer.” – Lt. Vadim Orlov, recalling the effect of “practice” depth charges to …

In Appreciation of Vartan Gregorian

Quotes of the week: “Dignity is not negotiable.” “In our democratic society, the library stands for hope, for learning, for progress, for literacy, for self-improvement and for civic engagement. The library is a symbol of opportunity, citizenship, equality, freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and hence, is a symbol for democracy itself.”  I’m reminded …

Israeli Rocket Motor Test

You might have seen reports this week that there was a large explosion at an Israeli missile facility.  There wasn’t an explosion.  It was a routine test of a solid-rocket motor. Here’s the deal. On April 20, an Israeli twitter user posted a video of a large smoky cloud to his Twitter account with the …

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