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November 1, 2010


Flight, Interrupted

While the 1977 plane crash that killed the University of Evansville basketball team is infamous, Indiana has been the site of several notable air disasters.

August 3, 2009


Astronauts’ Cradle

Neil Armstrong’s history-making voyage 250,000 miles from home began two decades earlier with the 220-mile trip from Wapakoneta, Ohio to West Lafayette.

September 24, 2007


“Doc” Counsilman

When considering people with Indiana ties who hold a record for having crossed a body of water, Amelia Earhart’s is one name that comes up. The first woman to make a trans-Atlantic trip by plane taught for a time at Purdue, which also financed the Lockheed Electra in which the aviatrix ultimately vanished.

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