As the Cassini Saturn probe ends its life by plunging into that planet's atmosphere, space-watchers around the world are saying good-bye to a mission that became known for the amazing images and research it produced. But when it launched in 1997, it was amid an uproar over whether its use of nuclear power was dangerous. "NASA is not amused," TIME reported shortly before the launch. "Snaps Wesley Huntress, the agency's chief of space science: 'NASA believes this mission is safe, period. Otherwise we would not be doing it.'"Read More
When Munich's famous Oktoberfest begins on Sept. 16, revelers will be harking back to centuries of local history. The festival is, TIME explained in a 1964 article about the city, "an autumnal beer bust that runs for 16 days, ostensibly celebrating the wedding in 1810 of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Altenburg."Read More
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