Ordinary people taking action for extraordinary change. Coalition helps the Connecticut River become the first National Blueway Between 40 and 50 local and state entities, both public and private, from four states will work together to preserve the mile-long Connecticut River and its watershed. The river and its watershed have been named the first National Blueway, an effort to coordinate the work of nonprofit groups and governments to protect and wisely use the entire mile river and its 7.
Thursday, February 16, Space cadets I'm so old I remember when the moon was the only object that orbited the earth. The first man-made satellites were so amazing and unbelievable that newspapers would list flyover times.
We'd stand outside and gawk in awe as a tiny pinpoint of light moved through the night sky. Before actual space exploration there were wildly imaginative and ofter hilarious interpretations of what the future would hold.
This bracelet is one of my favorite recent finds while sorting through mementos of my childhood. The small round frame once held a tiny compass. At first I thought the charms depicted Buck Rogers and friends but something didn't seem quite right. What was the name of that TV show in the '50's?
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet!
An online search turned up an identical bracelet that sold at auction. Incredibly, it was in pristine condition and was still attached to its original display card that confirmed this is indeed Tom Corbett merchandise. The colorful plastic flying saucer is about 8" wide.
This toy has an unusual feature.
The ship houses a large gyroscope that's activated by turning a crank. I still have a few tiny spacemen and a couple of small rockets. Later that year another version, Magic Star, added lyrics that were really awful. I've been working on this on and off for a couple of weeks and those dumb lyrics have been playing in my mind.
This is stored in a tote designed for 45's. Each record has a small number sticker like the "3" shown here that corresponds to its title's position on a master list.
While writing this I had a vague memory of a space book I hadn't seen for decades. On the top shelf of a bookcase, so high up I had to use a step ladder, I found not one but five books.
The first four were a series sponsored by General Mills and published in Willy Ley, the author, was a science writer and space advocate who was a scientific adviser for Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.
The fifth, published by Life Magazine inwas written by futurist and science fiction author Arthur C.
Helen Simpson's subtle and intimate short stories have been critically acclaimed. She still favours the small canvas but her subject matter has become progressively darker. Helen Thompson writes about science and culture for Smithsonian. She's previously written for NPR, National Geographic News, Nature and others. Daily Science Fiction is an on-line magazine specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between. A new story is published every weekday and sent to subscribers via e-mail, and stories appear a week later on nationwidesecretarial.com
Clarke, who wrote These books contain fascinating predictions for the future based on information available at the time.
Despite the fanciful illustrations they're surprisingly accurate.Daily Science Fiction is an on-line magazine specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between. A new story is published every weekday and sent to subscribers via e-mail, and stories appear a week later on nationwidesecretarial.com Helen Thompson pm, February 17, When king penguins put on weight, it changes their waddling posture and causes them to walk less steadily (right) than when they are thinner (left), a new.
Houiver, accordin tae the Nordisk familjebok (Nordic Faimilybeuk) an science writer Willy Ley the ainimal mey hae survived lang eneuch tae be remembered in the leegends o the native European fowwks as a huge black bull wi a single horn in the foreheid. Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City.
Helen Kane (–), singer, Willy Ley (–), space writer and theorist. Lucy Liu (born ), actress. Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. Helen Kane (–), singer, Willy Ley (–), space writer and theorist. Lucy Liu (born ), actress.
For Your Information, by Willy Ley One of the few rocket scientists from Germany who was never a National Socialist, Willy Ley always turns in a decent article. This one is on the progress that has been and is being made in the field of space stations.