This month’s issue of Popshifter is dedicated to all things sci-fi and is brilliantly titled “Climb Onto the Nearest Star.” The entire issue is fantastic, and is highly recommended reading. I wrote some pieces expressly for the (two?) NASA geeks out there:
- “Five Things You Should Know About NASA Fandom” -If you have no idea what the NASA Fandom is, here’s a primer for you. Read on.
- “The Worst Space Film Ever: Marooned a.k.a. Space Travelers” – A film studio in the late 1960s somehow convinced Gene Hackman and Gregory Peck to star in an excremental film about the Apollo program. It’s way worse than you think, trust me.
- “Life In A Post-Space Shuttle World” – This month’s editorial, and a look back at where NASA has taken us, where we might go in the future, and why we need the U.S. space program more than ever.
Also, Spacelog is a relatively new Web site which presents mission transcripts in a linkable format; these links can be connected to social networking sites (i.e. Facebook and Twitter). This is a pretty awesome site for those interested in the second-by-second action associated with historical manned missions. Also, tooting my own horn: I transcribed the Mercury-Redstone 3 Freedom 7 PAO transcript.
Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.
Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.