We Choose The Moon

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While there’s still about half an hour left to the Moon Landing’s 40th birthday, I thought I’d post this cool link I came across today.  I’m sure many of you have, too, but for those of you who didn’t or couldn’t access it today…

Visit We Choose The Moon, a really cool website that allows you to listen to the entire moon landing broadcast in real time from take-off to landing to first steps on the surface.  I was listening to it today, and it gave me goosebumps, even though I know “how it ends.”  🙂

I was reminded today of myself at about 9 or 10 years old, completely and totally in love with anything having to do with space and space travel.  Not even the Challenger disaster could deter me from loving the missions and wanting to hear about people going up again.  Space Camp was one of my favorite movies.  All of my independent study projects in school were about planets, or rockets, or stars.  I still love space.  I still wish there were a way for me to go up without being good at math.  🙂 

And as I told Lindsay today, if I were rich, I’d totally fund NASA myself.  We need to hurry up and get to Mars, bitches!

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 11:51 PM  Leave a Comment  
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PopMatters Post: Review of ORBITER (and Happy 40th Anniversary Apollo 11!)

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How very appropriate that my review of Warren Ellis’ graphic novel, Orbiter, has been posted just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the moon landing!

Excerpt:

Ellis’ Introduction to the hardcover edition of Orbiter begins with him describing being bitten by the space bug as a child. It was then that he watched human beings walk on the moon for the first time. Those memories, as well as the Columbia disaster put the completion of Orbiter into sharp focus. Ellis writes, “[Orbiter is] a book about glory. About going back to space, because it’s waiting for us, and it’s where we’re meant to be.” From the inspiring introduction to the inspiring story itself, Orbiter is perhaps a perfect comic for this post-Obama moment in history. In order to fulfill our destiny as a species, it is not enough to merely exist. We must obey the impulse to explore. Orbiter challenges us to remember wonder.

Visit the comics section at POP MATTERS for the full review!

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM  Leave a Comment  
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