Anecdotes: Explorers & Trail Blazers

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about astronauts, explorers, and trail blazers.
Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the...

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Daniel Boone

The American artist Chester Harding, painting...

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Christopher Columbus

On Columbus’s first voyage west, in 1492, his...

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Sir Edgeworth David

During the South Polar expedition, Sir...

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Eric the Red

The terrain of Greenland is covered mainly...

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Sir Edmund Hillary

The dramatic photograph of Tenzing Norgay on...

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George Mallory

Mallory, a veteran of several Everest...

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