|Into The Black is scheduled to be released on April 19, 2016, shortly after the 35th anniversary of STS-1. Image Credit: Amazon.com|
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
I just finished Rick Houston and Milt Heflin's excellent Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965 - 1992, and HAD to view this movie following the book's take down of it. Read more following the jump...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
|"He's not heavy, he's my brother": Jim Worden wheels Al Worden around at Al's 50th birthday party in 1982. The wheelchair was a joke. The party took place at a "home for seniors," with Al being wheeled in by a nurse. Photo Credit: Jim Worden|
Sunday, August 30, 2015
|Al Worden's family waves goodbye to him prior to his launch to the Moon in July 1971. He is flanked by crewmembers Dave Scott (front) and Jim Irwin (behind Scott). Photo Credit: NASA|
While you may have heard of his older brother, Jim Worden has, too, had a colorful life and career. Also a pilot, Jim has flown many celebrities around the world, and like his brother, has run into some very interesting characters. Here are some excerpts from Jim Worden's unpublished autobiography, where he discusses the genesis of his passion for aviation, his career, and, of course, stories about his brother's "camping trip" that happened to take him approximately 240,000 miles from Earth. Many thanks to author Francis French for making these excerpts available.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Did you miss me? 2014 photo at Kennedy Space Center, me with the Interstellar spacesuit.
SO I LIED. I said I wasn't going to update this space any longer, but old habits die hard, I guess, and I'm sick of being shy lately. At any rate, there are a great many wonderful spaceflight books that have debuted in 2015. Disclaimer: The ones I'm not giving capsule summaries/reviews of here I probably haven't read or ordered yet, but here is a selection that I've had the opportunity to sample this summer.
At long last, here is This Space Available's Summer 2015 Spaceflight Book Roundup.