U.S. Navy Midshipmen – Naptown Funk

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

"Useful to space buffs and generalists, comprehensive but readable, Bob Zimmerman's Encyclopedia belongs front and center on everyone's bookshelf." -- Mike Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut


"The Chronological Encylopedia of Discoveries in Space is no passionless compendium of information. Robert Zimmerman's fact-filled reports, which cover virtually every spacecraft or probe to have ventured into the heavens, relate the scientific and technical adventure of space exploration enthusiastically and with authority." -- American Scientist

An evening pause: It ain’t Anchors Aweigh, but the passion is the same. Wholly produced and performed by Navy midshipmen on the streets of Annapolis, with a zero budget.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.



  • Keith

    I was in Annapolis for my son’s football game last year. The town is a great place to visit. My father wore his American Legion hat, and I lost count of the number of midshipmen and others that shook his hand or saluted while thanking him for his service. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

  • hondo

    Bob –
    Love the choices of all your musical pieces – great change of pace.
    Possible to add function to allow others here to upload same?
    have a great version of “Sweet Home Alabama” by the Leningrad Cowboys and the Russian Red Army Choir. Incredible (and strange).

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