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Press Release Race to the End of the Earth In one of the great adventures of the early 20th century, Norwegian explorer Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Scott competed... May 29, 2010 Educator Materials Resources For Educators: Race to the End of the Eath Who would be first to set foot at the South Pole: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen or British Naval officer Robert Falcon Scott? Special Exhibition Race to the End of the Earth This exhibition recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the race to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. May 29, 2010 — January 2, 2011 Article The Space Race In the late 1950s and early 1960s, against a backdrop of ferocious competition with the United States, the communist Soviet Union... Staff The Curator Ross D. E. MacPhee, curator of The Race to the End of the Earth, is a research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History... Blog Post Back to the Start of Space Race in Beyond Planet Earth On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik-1, the first man-made satellite to successfully orbit the Earth, its beeping... August 8, 2012   EARTH   Blog Post Beyond Planet Earth: Starting with Sputnik In December 1957, two months after the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik 1, the first human-made object to enter space and... December 13, 2011 Article Race to the South Pole Check out this scrapbook to explore an amazing race that took place a century ago. Two teams of men raced across Antarctica to be... Blog Post May 4 SciCafe: The Race for Rare Earths and Other Metals Cell phones, hybrid cars, missile defense systems — and many other modern technologies — depend on components that include elements... May 2, 2011 Article About the Exhibition Race to the End of the Earth vividly re-created, through dioramas and period detail, how Amundsen and Scott prepared for their polar...   Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration A vision of the future of space travel, this traveling exhibition explores humanity's next steps into our solar system and beyond.
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