Space Shuttle: The Complete Missions (Video)

The Space Shuttle fleet delivered the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and dozens of satellites, space probes, crew and supplies. Two Shuttles were lost: Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. The touchdown of Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center last Friday marked the end of an era, after 135 missions. This video shows all of them in chronological order. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7QBLt36xo] For more information, visit http://www.nature.com/spaceshuttle.

The ‘Not So’ Stately History Of The State Of The Union (Video)

With its pageantry, sense of occasion and august setting, the State of the Union is one of the most revered traditions in the U.S. Congress. Neil Hickey at the Wall Street Journal looks back at the history of the State of the Union speeches with Donald Ritchie, U.S. Senate historian. Keep going to the end and you’ll (hopefully) be a surprised as I was to learn where the ‘State of the Union’ speech gets its name from.