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humanoidhistory:

Neil deGrasse Tyson in groovy space T-shirt while doing post-grad work at the University of Texas, where he would receive a Master of Arts in astronomy in 1983.

humanoidhistory:

Neil deGrasse Tyson in groovy space T-shirt while doing post-grad work at the University of Texas, where he would receive a Master of Arts in astronomy in 1983.

(Source: globaltv.com)

for-all-mankind:

70sscifiart:

Collier’s “Man Will Conquer Space Soon” issue. From March 22, 1952.

The Houston, Texas chapter of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics has published the 8 Colliers issues in their “Man in Space” series. First published from 1952-1954, the series introduced Americans to many of the leading principles and ideas of space flight.

The AIAA chapter reprinted the series in eight of their newsletters, which can be found here.

The high-rez PDF of this specific issue is here.

lightthiscandle:

Happy Columbus Day! I hope everyone took some time today to appreciate the legacy of Christopher Columbus.

By which of course I mean Christopher Columbus Kraft, the first flight director and the most terrifying man at NASA.

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[Insert Space Here]: Potential Episodes for the 1960s Cocoa Beach Show

lightthiscandle:

Because of the announcement of a potential TV show focusing on a group of journalists in 1960s Cocoa Beach, I thought we should come up with our own episode ideas.

For my examples, I’m going to say that the show stars a photographer working for a popular magazine, a man that we’ll call “Ralph.”