Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Associated Press/Photo by Ken Ulbrich/NASA

One more small step toward space

Science
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/23/13, 03:30 pm

The space shuttle may not be flying anymore, but the last and greatest frontier is by no means closed. This week saw two different pushes into the wild, blue yonder, both originating in California. 

A company from Colorado developing a spacecraft to take astronauts to the International Space Station ran its craft through a series of tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edward’s Air Force Base. A helicopter picked up a test version of the small spacecraft and flew it three miles, reaching up to 12,400 feet. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Chris Clark/The Grand Rapids Press

It's (another) boy!

Family
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/09/13, 02:22 pm

When the nurse announced that Teri Schwandt’s newest child was a boy, everyone in the room chuckled a little. Not only is Tucker the 12th child for Teri and Jay Schwandt—he’s their 12th boy. 

“I looked at my husband, and we exchanged a knowing smile,” Teri, 38, said on Thursday. “When they say it’s a boy, I think, OK, no problem. I’ve got this. We know what we’re doing.” 

Tucker was born at Grand Rapids hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

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Labor Day love

Business | These five people have found a way to serve others and earn a living through work they enjoy
by Marvin Olasky, Rachel Lynn Aldrich, Andrew Branch, Graham Gettel, Alissa Robertson & Aimee Stauf
Posted 8/09/13, 01:00 am

Many TV commercials tell us to tolerate our jobs and live for weekends. Nineteenth-century Boston pastor Phillips Brooks, though, wrote about the importance of enjoying work, “the actual doing of it, and not only in its idea. No man to whom the details of his task are repulsive can do his task well constantly, however full he may be of its spirit. He may make one bold dash at it and carry it over all his disgusts, but he cannot work on at it year after year.”

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