Posts tagged “NASA”.

‘Tomorrow’s Gone’

March 19th, 2012

As a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut — until Challenger, and then my mom said I couldn’t be an astronaut. So instead of being a space explorer, I turned into a space scholar. Instead of lionizing John Glenn, or Sally Ride, I looked to Carl Sagan as a role model.

Thing is, we still have room for both kinds of heroes in this country. We just need the willpower, and the budget priorities, to make it happen.

[via Devour]

Blaze of Glory.

November 12th, 2007

by Randall Garrett

Little Willie mode a slip
While londing in his rocket ship.
See that bright actinic qlare?
Thut’s our little Willie there.

[About as close as the Newton has come to a perfect translation. Found this one in a paperback "Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction" anthology I picked up at a yard sale.]