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Boldly going… nowhere!

Burn the land and boil the sea, but you can’t bring the sky to James T. In this amusing little nugget in the Daily Mail, William Shatner reveals he turned down an offer by Richard Branson to reach the final frontier aboard Virgin Galactic.

His reason: Shatner is scared by the prospect of space travel. Yes, the man who’s fought vampire clouds, space hippies, and Adrian Zmed admits he wouldn’t travel into orbit without some assurance of a safe return. Guess all those episodes of Boston Legal have started to rub off!

The Mail piece notes another far less fortunate Captain has decided to take her chances in the shuttle.

Posted in News September 7th, 2006 by Mystik
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Volunteer to be a Mars Explorer

Mars Society MemberThe Mars Society is looking for a few good men (and women) to spend four months holed up in an artificial igloo or tromping around the Canadian Arctic in bulky faux spacesuits.

This won’t be an extended vacation, or a reality-TV plotline. For rocket scientist Robert Zubrin, president of the Mars Society, next year’s exercise on Devon Island will be an experiment in the exploration process – a test that could help smooth the path to Mars.

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in News, Science September 7th, 2006 by Chip
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