Yesterday we wrote about how Houston and Russia are getting together to honor Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn (we listed five awesome Gagarin paintings Houston should have received in place of the artwork it did end up with), and that stirred up a bit of NASA nostalgia. Face it, the space program has b ... More >>
Alab Shepard: Look out for the monkey shitTomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's flight in Freedom 7, the first time an American had ever been in space. With all the wonders NASA has brought since then, it can be jarring to realize just how primitive that first flight was. It ... More >>
A view much more interesting than anything else you'd see from the Space Station, apparentlyIn case you needed any further evidence that astronauts have moved into full nerd-dom from their test-pilot beginnings, you need only to know that two of the current crew of the International Space Station ... More >>
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.