Another Blood Moon, Another Howling

What a hullaballoo was kicked up for the recent blood moon.  You’d think that a total eclipse occurring when the moon passes closest to Earth only happens, say … once every generation.   Oh snap!   Barely once in a generation. I’ve been thinking back to the last time I saw such a moon:  it was on […]

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Readercon 2009: Apollo 11 and Science Fiction

**Update**  Terrific Photo Spread in Boston Globe – Big Picture Did SF become irrelevant after the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969?  This panel explored the relationship between the Apollo program and SF, and the ways in which SF did or didn’t live up to its visionary potentials after manned space flight became a reality.  […]

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We need a new racket!

Boys, it says here that GoogleMoon is buying up all the prospecting claims from Tycho all the way over to von Braun.    With the kind of muscle those guys are bringing in, our little stake will be washed up.  I’d say we need a new racket!

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Journey to the moon… is also possible!

As Americans shudder beneath the shadow of their inter-galactic debts, the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched their lunar orbiter, the Chandrayaan-1.    The two-year mission of the Chandrayaan orbiter will capture high-resolution imagery of the lunar surface on multiple bandwidths, enabling the compilation of a super-accurate 3D-model of the moon.   Way to go […]

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