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David A. Kyle 1919 – 2016

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A giant of the field is no longer with us.

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

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Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral!

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

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On Rhea Seddon's Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal.

The Very First….

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A bit of history and an interesting take on the development of the genre.

NEWS FROM FANDOM: 8/14/2016

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News from Ansible...new book...trademarks...all from across the Big Pond!

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

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With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut assigned Commander of a Space Shuttle mission.

The Mercury 13: NASA’s Secret Women Astronauts in 1961?

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In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.

Top 10 Young Adult Books You Need To Read By Fall

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Now that summer is winding down a bit, it's time to start stocking up for winter reading - or - you're TBR pile is just not tall enough!

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

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Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.

Italian Astronaut Captain Samantha Cristoforetti

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ISS Astronaut Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is one of the first women fighter pilots in the Italian Air Force, logging over 500 flight hours on six types of aircraft. She's also a big SF fan!

Preview Review: Altered States of the Union – What America Could...

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Preview of the upcoming crowdfunded anthology

The Clubhouse; Zine Reviews: “Our eldritch past.”

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“This magazine was produced in Canada, on Canadian Paper, by Canadians.”

Lazy Editorial

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Lazy (tired) editor = a review of our accomplishments.

Why was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 1)

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Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn't all the artist's fault....

Retro Read: A Matter for Men: War Against the Chtorr...

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A Method For Madness, book 5 in the War Against the Chtorr series will soon be released. It's time to take a look at books 1 thru 4.

Astronaut Mike Mullane on Astronauts Getting the Bends

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Not just scuba divers, but spacewalking astronauts could also experience decompression sickness. i.e. "the bends"

Asni’s Art Blog: Matariki

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Happy New Year from New Zealand!

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

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Astronaut Mike Mullane has some insights into the ramifications of the Apollo 1 fire. Also, Gus Grissom was buried at West Point and as a cadet Mike marched in his funeral.

The Apollo 1 Fire: “Tough and Competent”

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NASA's "Failure Is Not An Option" culture was born three days after the Apollo 1 fire.

Blast From the Past: Suncon the 35th Worldcon, Hugo Awards...

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Audio presentation of the 1977 Hugo Awards - including the naming of names

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: Deros Among Us.

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Part 2 of Fanzine review: OPUS #20 Opus (V.2 #7 Whole Number #20) January 1953 Faned: W. Max Keasler Of supreme interest (to me at least) is...

AMAZING THINGS: Pedro Paulet’s Torpedo Plane

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Before von Braun, before even Goddard, there was Pedro Paulet, the Boy Who Dreamed of the Moon

Death

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2016 takes its toll

The Apollo 1 Fire: Failure Was An Option

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"NASA believed that necessary and sufficient action had been taken to prevent a fire. Of course, all ignition sources had not been eliminated.”

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: What was it like?

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Con report via the fanzine time machine

The Apollo 1 Fire: “I’m burning up!”

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“Hey!” and Ed White broadcast, "I've got a fire in the cockpit!" The Apollo outer hull ruptured and all three astronauts were dead.

Kids These Days….

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Sometimes, it really was worse in the olden days.

It’s Almost That Time Again

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Today: Learn a little about the history and background of the Hugo Awards.

The Apollo 1 Fire: Not The First Apollo Astronauts To Die...

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Grissom, White and Chaffee weren't the first Apollo astronauts to die on the job. Four died in NASA training jet accidents. Why didn't they get more attention?

Tesla’s Wildest Energy Endeavors

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Nikola Tesla: Science Advisor to Hugo Gernsback and inventor of...a few important things.