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Back in Space

Hollie Newton • Oct 6, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: A 45-year-old Cleveland Stevedore worker was rushed to the hospital after he slipped off a railroad hopper coal car at the coal docks. He fell under the wheels of the coal car and it passed over his leg.

25 years ago, 1988: Discovery's astronauts buttoned up their spaceship for a triumphant return to Earth, winding up the first post-Challenger flight and opening a new era for America's resurgent space program.

10 years ago, 2003: Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, lined up at the bar, not for a bottle of beer, but for a bottle of oxygen. "I'm not wasted, I'm more relaxed." said a student after inhaling 97-percent pure oxygen for about five minutes.

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