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Echo-1 Communications Satellite

A reflective balloon called Echo-1 was launched into space August 12, 1960. It was the first man-made satellite to reflect a signal from Earth and back. President Eisenhower participated in the first test of the communications system, sending a message that was picked up loud and clear.

Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans

He’s been described as a man inspired by the mundane. Andy Warhol broke into the world of Pop ... more

The Great Seal Bug: A Story of Cold War Espionage

It was 1945 and the U.S. and the Soviet Union had at best a tenuous relationship. What was presented ... more

The Great Chicago Fire

A city constructed of wood and thirsty for water after a long dry summer. Chicago was a hotbed ... more
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