• New space race grips Purdue

    A deluge of funding has flowed into space research—fueled in part by the emergence of well-heeled companies have built gigantic rockets that are not only state of the art but also vastly cheaper to launch than previous models.

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Recalling 1969—a big year in space and sports

Something else was taking a giant leap in 1969 while NASA was leaving footprints on the moon. Sports. It was a monstrously landmark year, amid the glory of Apollo 11, and what’s remarkable is how many Indiana guys had their fingerprints on all the history being made.

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Autonomous vehicles to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Later this month some of the world’s best open-wheel race car drivers will look to take the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500 and guzzle a bottle of milk in the winner’s circle. But one of the big winners this may at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway won’t be drinking any milk. That’s because it will be an autonomous car.

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