Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.
Each month, Go! produces a three-part article series with either an interview with a transportation expert, a book or movie review, a blog entry from one of our staff writers, or information about transportation careers. The best part? Our articles are interesting for readers of all ages.
For March, we produced a Go! Explore article series about the excitement that accompanies exploring uncharted lands—no matter if that’s outer space, the deep sea, or the historic Oregon Trail (a final frontier of the past).
There is always something new, somewhere unknown, to explore. Humankind's fascination with space has always existed. But it wasn't until Galileo Galilei invented the telescope in 1610 that we were able to see farther than ever before. But, our voyage into space is only just beginning. Come with us as we trace the history of flight back to Sputnik 1 and America's famous moon landing, and discover what it means to really fly.
Could the "deep, blue sea" really be Earth's "final frontier"? Come with us as we "dive" into the big questions like "shouldn't it be easier to build a submarine than a spacecraft" and "why is the ocean so dangerous?" Did you know that less than five percent of the ocean has been explored so far? The ocean is truly a land of unknowns, and just like outer space, you need some unique tools to explore it.
To truly understand what a final frontier means for us today, lets look at a final frontier of the past: The Oregon Trail. For early emigrants, the idea of a new place to call home was an exciting reality. However, for those embarking on the Oregon Trail, it definitely wouldn't be easy. Stretching over 2,000 miles from modern-day Missouri to Oregon, travelers used wagons and horses to cross the vast and dangerous land.
“Dot's Adventures with Transportation: All about Trains!” is directly related to the Go! History series posted in August 2016, where readers learned about the past, present, and future of trains and rail transportation. Where did it all start? How fast can we really go? Our heroine Dot begins the journey by reading about trains at her local library.
The invention of the steam locomotive in the late 19th century made wagon trails a thing of the past. These transportation innovations were fueled by burning combustible materials like coal, wood, and oil. The steam made from these burning materials moved machinery that drove the train forward.