Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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It’s the Beatles

An evening pause: Broadcast on December 7, 1963 by the BBC, this excerpt from the 30 minute television show before 2,500 members of The Beatles’ Northern Area Fan Club gives us a glimpse into the craziness that heralded the Beatles arrival on the world scene. The clip includes the last third of the show.

Why do these teenage girls remind me of modern voters attending rallies for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders?

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2 comments

  • A. Feit

    I was at Carnegie hall the day the Beatles appeared in 1964. My mother had taken my brother and myself to a concert that afternoon. I was 9 and my brother 7. My brother got rowdy and we got dragged out of the concert early. Exiting the building, we were faced with throngs of screaming, gushing, girls. The streets were literally packed with them. If I hadn’t been witness to that I would never have believed it.

  • Wayne

    A. Feit:
    Great story!

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