Today (May 5, 2010) is the 49th anniversary of Alan Shepard's 15-minute space flight - the first space flight by an American.
At 10:34 a.m. Eastern Daylight time on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard was the first American launched into space. The story was front-page news in the New York Times, and probably every other paper in the land. Check out the NYT front page story.
By turns informative, amusing and horrifying, In the Mad Water takes readers on a journey through Niagara's tumultuous history, up to the turning of the millennium. Well-researched and written, Kriner wittily explores the influence of Niagara's great waters on the natural landscape and on the human psyche.