Category Archives: Space

MISSILE AWAY by Peter Nolan Smith

During grammar school my older brother was the top of his class at Our Lady of the Hills, but he was also a pyromaniac and on several occasions Frunk came close to burning down our suburban house underneath the Blue Hills. Each time my mother punished us both with a wooden spoon and my father […]

Another Lookalike – MARS ATTACK

I see it. Maybe no one else does. But as the French say to Martians.” “Déshabillons-nous.” It always sounds better in French.

Defend Earth Women

Beware of the Martians. They are only after one thing. And it isn’t KFC.

Half of NASA’s 2016 Astronaut Class

NASA announced that half of its 2016 class will be women and that the team will be training for a future Mars mission. This is quite an accomplishment, especially considering the state of NASA’s space fleet. NASA no longer has a Space Shuttle And neither does Russia.

Aurora Borealis Maine July 4, 1971

On the 4th of July in 1971 my friends John Gilmore, Mark McLaughlin, and Tommie Jordan and I left from the South Shore of Boston for holiday in Maine. We stopped at my grandmother’s cabin on Watchic Pond for a swim and Italian sandwiches. After watching fireworks over the Presumpscot River we headed north for […]