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Laika, the Canine Space Pioneer

"This dog may well be the forerunner that points the way to journeys to the moon." Before man sent a monkey into space, there was Laika, a stray Husky mix scientists found on the streets of Moscow. Small and calm, the Russians thought the pup was the perfect candidate for space travel. That’s how Laika became a pioneer in the great Space Race.

Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

Twenty-four-year-old Chuck Yeager became the fastest human on earth in 1946 when he ripped through ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

Chicago’s “Sod Father”

"There's six of us who have been in Major League Baseball: My grandfather, my dad, my two uncles, ... more
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