"I could have gone on flying through space forever." -Yuri Gagarin It was April 12th, 1961, or fifty years ago today, that Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to leave Earth -- the ground, the atmosphere, the stratosphere -- and to soar into outer space. Image credit: GETTY images. What was unimaginable just half-a-century ago has become an amazing journey full of accomplishments, setbacks, disasters and unmitigated triumphs. And to recap some of our greatest achievements, I thought I'd make up a fun little ten-question quiz for you, with answers (and pictures) below! Ready? 1.) What type of rocket was it that launched Yuri on his historical flight in 1961? 2.) Who was the first American in space, and what was his famous prayer on the launchpad? 3.) Who was the first woman in space, and when did that happen? 4.) Who took the very first picture of the entire Earth from space, and when did that happen? 5.) Who was the "third man" on the Apollo 11 mission? You all know Neil and … [Read more...] about Celebrating 50 years of humans in space!
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THE Prince of Wales turns 70 today – and to mark the occasion he will celebrate alongside inspirational Sun readers also reaching this landmark birthday. From fundraisers to football coaches, we are honouring Britain’s most deserving people at this birthday party like no other. We asked for nominees who have brightened up the lives of others and who, like Prince Charles, were born in 1948. Today the super 70 – including Age UK volunteer Eileen Thomson, inset top, who also met Charles in 1982, above – will attend an exclusive tea party at posh Spencer House, in central London. Prince Charles – joined by the Duchess of Cornwall – will be guest of honour at our exclusive bash. We profile the winners of this special birthday honour. ‘Meeting Charles? Things like this don’t happen to people like me’ WOMEN’S Institute group treasurer Kathleen Jowett visits elderly villagers with food she has rustled up for them in her kitchen. … [Read more...] about Our inspirational readers celebrating their 70th birthday alongside Prince Charles over tea
James David Dickson The Detroit News Published 6:39 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 Detroit — Blessed Solanus Casey, whose legacy of goodwill has him a step away from sainthood, was honored Sunday, and will be for eight more days, with a novena leading up to his first-ever Feast Day on July 30. Casey's home church, St. Bonaventure Monastery, is where Casey's body remains entombed, outside the sanctuary, under glass, accessible to all who visit its campus on Mt. Elliott. He's been buried there since being venerated in July 1995 by Pope John Paul II. Before and after Sunday morning service, visitors would stop at his casket, do the sign of the cross, and pray a few brief words to themselves. Others, after the sign of the cross, would write out their prayers, and leave them in small wooden boxes. 'Go to Detroit' Sunday's was the first day in a nine-part novena. On all nine days, after the mass, a special prayer is read. The same prayer, Litany of the Blessed … [Read more...] about Novena celebrates Casey’s life of service
STEPHEN Hawking was revered the world over for his wit, wisdom and incredibly sharp intellect. The renowned physicist died earlier this month aged 76. Here are some of his most memorable quotes, and a look at his most impressive work. Stephen Hawking's most famous quotes: On the pursuit of knowledge “Ever since the dawn of civilisation, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world. "Today we still yearn to know why we are here and where we came from. "Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.” - A Brief History of Time, 1988 On Intelligence: "People who boast about their IQ are losers" – when asked if he believed he was the most intelligent person in the world. - Good Morning Britain, March 2017 On God: “We … [Read more...] about What were Stephen Hawking’s most famous quotes, books and theories?
Best Asian Food House of Kobe8101 BroadwayMerrillville219-791-95001951 U.S. Hwy. 41Schererville219-322-1919 houseofkobe.comWhen customers visit House of Kobe, they come not just for the fresh, high quality cuisine, but for a fun and lively dinner experience. “We are a Japanese steakhouse and we are unique in that the chef comes out and cooks in front of you. Our chef will entertain you while they cook your dinner. That’s what separates us from most common restaurants,” says Jerry Chiang, general manager.Customers can enjoy a Teppanyaki-style Japanese meal where food is prepared on an iron griddle. “We like to entertain people, especially families,” says Chiang. “You get to see the fires and tossing shrimp and watching the food being prepped in front of your eyes.”The atmosphere is kid-friendly and the restaurant attracts multiple generations. “We have patrons that grew up with us and who are now bringing their kids to our … [Read more...] about Best of the Region 2018: Food and Dining