Orion back shell

Orion spacecraft’s panel 1 of the back shell that protected the crew module from reentry heat on Exploration Flight Test 1 is on display at Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Bacharach, Germany

In the early 11th century, Bacharach had its first documentary mention.

In 1794, French Revolutionary troops occupied the Rhine’s left bank. In 1802, Bacharach became temporarily French.

The original name Baccaracus points to Celtic beginning.

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Kehlsteinhaus

The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) was presented to Adolf Hitler on his 50th birthday as a retreat and place to entertain friends and visiting dignitaries.

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Rhine Falls – Rheinfallfelsen

The largest plain waterfall in Europe near Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Formed last iceage aprx 14,000-17,000 yrs ago w/ erosion-resistant rocks narrowing the riverbed.

The large rock is a remnant of original limestone cliff flanking the former channel.

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