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Atompunk: Space Race Quickie

Almost three and a half minutes of high-density greatness, the best parts of the Space Race from Leica all the way to Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, sit back and enjoy! And while I am at it: May I point your attention to the most excellent Youtube Channel British …

The Giant Claw – So bad a b-movie, it is great!

The 1950’s were the golden age of sci-fi b-movies; movies bad even by the standards of 1950’s special effects. One shining and rather endearing and quaint example of this is The Giant Claw, enjoy with a massive dose of humour and a bag of crisps: The Giant Claw    

First hand historic information

As some of you have undoubtably noticed, I have a thing for history, especially the time of the Dieselpunk and Atompunk epochs (i.e. both World Wars and the Space Race). Luckily for me, this time is very well documented and you can do a lot of research online. However, I …

Three Cheers for Valentina Tereshkova

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union put the first woman into space: Valentina Tereshkova. Back then, the USSR was still ahead in the Space Race. Right now, Russia is ahead once more, mostly because the USA does not have a manned space program. A fact I mourn every day. I …

Featured website, film and project: The Cosmonaut

Let me point your attention to this amazing project: The Cosmonaut (http://thecosmonaut.org/)   The Cosmonaut is a crowd-funded project, four years in the making. What sets it apart: It is completely CC. Once you get your hands on the material, you can use it for your own purposes. Here’s what …