RIP, John Glenn

I just heard the news, we've lost yet another legend in the suckdom of 2016.  John H. Glenn, Jr., the first American to orbit the earth, has passed at the age of 95. NASA posted all manner of fitting tribute, which you can find here. My respect for this man and his achievements are boundless.  Heartfelt … Continue reading RIP, John Glenn

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin

Test pilots.  Scientists.  Explorers. Heroes. Astronauts. The 1960s were a perfect storm.  With the launch of Sputnik, the escalating Cold War, the public belief in President John F. Kennedy, and a time of economic prosperity, challenge was issued to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade and to bring him … Continue reading A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin

Goldfinger, 1964

The year is 1964.  President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated.  Lyndon Johnson is dealing with events that will take us towards Vietnam while hate crimes break out across the United States in response to Johnson signing into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that abolishes racial segregation.  Barry Goldwater announces he'll run for president. … Continue reading Goldfinger, 1964