September 10, 2013
Above is the surface of the moon as imagined by illustrator Chesley Bonestell, before we landed there. (click image to enlarge)
Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun wrote that he had "learned to respect, nay fear, this wonderful artist's obsession with perfection. My file cabinet is filled with sketches of rocket ships I had prepared to help in his artwork—only to have them returned to me with blistering criticism."
Below is an image of Bonestell Crater on mars, named in Chesley Bonestell's honor: .
(click image for more space stations)
September 09, 2013
Space Patrol - The Hairy Men of Mars
Space Patrol was a sci-fi show from the early 60's written and produced by Roberta Leigh. I have no idea if it was popular or a dud.
In this episode? The Space Patrol crew discover a curious race of hairy martians and a martian hair-growing fruit. How convenient! Because one of the characters is bald!