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    Doctor to the mummies

    by Faye Flam
    Pathologist Michael Zimmerman has dissected hundreds of mummies to figure out links to modern disease.
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    <b>America's First Space Walk, 1965</b>; Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America's first spacewalk on June 3, 1965.

    <b> Alan Shepard and JFK, 1961</b> Astronaut Alan B. Shepard receiving an award from President John F. Kennedy.

    <b>Alan Shepard at the Launchpad, 1961</b>; Alan Shepard strides toward his vessel, Freedom 7, to be first American into space.

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