David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more
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!
Having a permanent space station in orbit is all well and fine, but how to get people and materials on and off it?
It is time I picked up the thread of my series on art inspired by real existing space exploration.
Not just scuba divers, but spacewalking astronauts could also experience decompression sickness. i.e. “the bends”
Space Station Happy New Year. “May the force be with you.”
“Three to beam up”. To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.
“Kirk to Enterprise …” Star Trek vs. ISS computers. Who wins Round 2?
“Earl Grey, hot.” The ISS is alreay breaking in prototypes of the tech Star Trek’s ships will employ in 2265 AD.
“These are the voyages”. Just how correct is Star Trek’s “future” so far?
From Luke Skywalker’s “remotes” to Star Trek’s Mr. Data, science fiction is fast becoming fact on the International Space Station.
There’s a boatload of scientific research experiments currently being done on ISS. NASA doesn’t publicize this much, but I found the range and number of them staggering!
We’ve been sending humans into near-Earth orbit for over 50 years now. Can’t we just move on?
The Golden Age of science fiction is long over, but perhaps we are living in the Golden Age of science.
Was Space Shuttle worth it? The International Space Station. The Hubble Space Telescope. How do you set a value on something that humans had only dreamed about?
An eyewitness account of the explosion of the Antares rocket: it looks very bad on TV. Close up it was horrific.
A list of the top ten greatest spaceships of all time, following some rules, of course.
Dates and statistics to sum up 2013.
I was watching the TV commercial featuring the Space Shuttle Endeavor the other night – you know, the one where a truck tows the Shuttle through the streets of Los Angeles to its permanent exhibit hall. It struck me how terribly undignified that final voyage was for Endeavor, and for the Space Shuttle Program itself. I started […]
Via Huffingtonpost – The Most Detailed Map of the Internet to Date Hacker’s “broke in” to about half a million devices worldwide to create the most detailed map of internet usage to date. Want to know what Skynet or Webmind look like? Now you know. And you? You’re not even registering on one of those […]
Today – Matt Mitrovitch looks at Balkanized America in Alternate history, Adam Gaffen interviews Kevin J. Anderson, and J Simpson reviews the audio work Weird Tales for Winter. Tomorrow – Samantha Henry takes a look at the effect of big name casts and genre show success, Jimmy Rogers reviews podcasts from around the geek-o-sphere, and […]