Day archives: July 31st, 2018

Armenia on Medieval Hand-Drawn Maps

Armenia on Medieval Hand-Drawn Maps

Maps are crucial in helping us shape history. They contribute to the understanding of the political development of the ancient and modern worlds, as well as reflect international relations on certain stages of the evolution of states and empires. Ruben Galchyan’s catalog “Armenia in world cartography” is a fine collection of antique maps of Armenia. …

Armenians in the NASA Mars Curiosity Mission

Armenians in the NASA Mars Curiosity Mission

14 Armenian scientists participated in the NASA Curiosity Martian rover project. Among them were the head of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Arbi Karapetian, electronics specialists Avo Demirjian, Vatche Vorperian, Alfred Hashaki, Felix Sargsian, Hrayr Anitablian, as well as specialists of landing control Karen Khanoian and Richard Ohanian. Apart from that, Serzh Zadurian and Vazrik …