Photo/Image by pixabay.com I once dreamt of progress. I thought that America, like a turbine or a generator, underwent a series of design changes, alterations of the blueprint, toward an increasingly perfect mold. History, I thought, molded through the fires of human failure, moved forward, like time. But history is nothing like time. It does not move forward or … [Read more...] about Vox Populi
Art by Brooke Muschott The year was 1977. Disco music was groovy. It was actually cool to wear shiny polyester. Personal computers of any usefulness were only a few years away. And after years of planning, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft were launched two weeks apart in August and September of that year aboard Titan-Centaur heavy-lift rockets. Together, these two spacecraft … [Read more...] about We have left the solar system … or have we?
Art by Sacha Irick On July 21, 1969, the world sat in eager anticipation as Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, declaring to a worldwide audience of millions that it was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong’s moonwalk captured the hope and anticipation of a generation after the U.S. and the Soviet Union had been locked … [Read more...] about Curiosity sips water on Mars