Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit.
A giant of the field is no longer with us.
Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral!
On Rhea Seddon’s Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal.
A bit of history and an interesting take on the development of the genre.
News from Ansible…new book…trademarks…all from across the Big Pond!
With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut assigned Commander of a Space Shuttle mission.
In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.
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 was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.
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 of the upcoming crowdfunded anthology
“This magazine was produced in Canada, on Canadian Paper, by Canadians.”
Lazy (tired) editor = a review of our accomplishments.
Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn’t all the artist’s fault….
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.
Not just scuba divers, but spacewalking astronauts could also experience decompression sickness. i.e. “the bends”
Happy New Year from New Zealand!
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.
NASA’s “Failure Is Not An Option” culture was born three days after the Apollo 1 fire.
Audio presentation of the 1977 Hugo Awards – including the naming of names
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 that this column “The Club House” (which I always refer to as ‘Clubhouse’) started up in the pages of AMAZING in March of 1948 with Rog Phillips as […]
Before von Braun, before even Goddard, there was Pedro Paulet, the Boy Who Dreamed of the Moon
2016 takes its toll
“NASA believed that necessary and sufficient action had been taken to prevent a fire. Of course, all ignition sources had not been eliminated.”
Con report via the fanzine time machine
“Hey!” and Ed White broadcast, “I’ve got a fire in the cockpit!” The Apollo outer hull ruptured and all three astronauts were dead.
Sometimes, it really was worse in the olden days.
Today: Learn a little about the history and background of the Hugo Awards.
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?