Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Do You Really Love MOL and the Space Shuttle? Then You Will Dig "Into The Black"

Into The Black is scheduled to be released on April 19, 2016, shortly after the 35th anniversary of STS-1. Image Credit: Amazon.com
It's late 2015, and I'm already getting a head start on looking at some of the spaceflight books that readers will devour in 2016. One of them is Into The Black by aviation author Rowland White, which is scheduled to be released on April 19, 2016, shortly after the 35th anniversary of the STS-1 launch. If you're like me and OBSESSED with the early space shuttle years... You will be foaming at the mouth over this book, to put it mildly. Read a no-spoilers capsule review after the jump. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

When Houston Is The One With A Problem: "Houston, We've Got A Problem," 1974

Ah yes, when the dreaded chest pain strikes while you're wearing a Speedo: Hot Mess Flight "Steve Bell" aka Robert Culp gets ready to writhe upon the ground in very little clothing. You're welcome. All screenshots from 1974's "Houston, We've Got A Problem."
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...