Gordon Cooper

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Six Dumbest NASA Covers Time Magazine Ever Put Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Alan Shepard, First American In Space 50 Years Ago: Five Odd Things About The Flight

    Alab Shepard: Look out for the monkey shit​Tomorrow 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Asgard Heroes: The Nerd Game Of Choice On The International Space Station

    A view much more interesting than anything else you'd see from the Space Station, apparently‚ÄčIn 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 >>

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    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.