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Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on the Apollo 1 Fire

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. Read More »

The Apollo 1 Fire: “Tough and Competent”

The Apollo 1 Fire: “Tough and Competent”

NASA's "Failure Is Not An Option" culture was born three days after the Apollo 1 fire. Read More »

Blast From the Past:  Suncon the 35th Worldcon, Hugo Awards Banquet Audio (Including Notes on Diversity)

Blast From the Past: Suncon the 35th Worldcon, Hugo Awards Banquet Audio (Including Notes on Diversity)

Audio presentation of the 1977 Hugo Awards - including the naming of names Read More »

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: Deros Among Us.

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: Deros Among Us.

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 AMAZI... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS:  Pedro Paulet’s Torpedo Plane

AMAZING THINGS: Pedro Paulet’s Torpedo Plane

Before von Braun, before even Goddard, there was Pedro Paulet, the Boy Who Dreamed of the Moon Read More »

Death

Death

2016 takes its toll Read More »

The Apollo 1 Fire: Failure Was An Option

The Apollo 1 Fire: Failure Was An Option

"NASA believed that necessary and sufficient action had been taken to prevent a fire. Of course, all ignition sources had not been eliminated.” Read More »

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: What was it like?

The Clubhouse; Fanzine Reviews: 1952 Worldcon: What was it like?

Con report via the fanzine time machine Read More »

The Apollo 1 Fire: “I’m burning up!”

The Apollo 1 Fire: “I’m burning up!”

“Hey!” and Ed White broadcast, "I've got a fire in the cockpit!" The Apollo outer hull ruptured and all three astronauts were dead. Read More »

Kids These Days….

Kids These Days….

Sometimes, it really was worse in the olden days. Read More »

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