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February 18, 2019

ROBERT HEINLEIN is the legendary author of such classic works as Starship Troopers, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and Stranger in a Strange Land. His books have influenced generations of artists and scientists, including physicist and science fiction writer Gregory Benford.

“He was one of the people who propelled me forward to go into the sciences,” Benford says in Episode 348 of the Geek’s Guide to...

December 17, 2018

 

The Times of Israel - Rona Ramon, widow of late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and the mother of late IAF pilot Assaf Ramon, passed away on Monday. Ramon was married to the first Israeli astronaut who was killed in 2003 in the fatal Columbia mission alongside six other crew members. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed the deep sorrow he and his wife Sara felt at her passing, "Rona withstood heroically...

July 26, 2018

"Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future" received the award for Best Documentary at the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival on Sunday, July 22nd!

"It's an honor just to have this film shown at Comic-Con, and to win the award for Best Documentary takes it all right over the top."

- Douglass M. Stewart Jr., Producer/Writer/Director

CCI-IFF judges join Co-Editor Kristina Hays and Pr...

July 7, 2017

May 8, 2017 marks 29 years since the passing of Robert A. Heinlein.

Rather than a cause of sadness, this milestone reminds us of the strength and lasting impact of Heinlein, his wisdom, and his works, and how they are, and will, reach into the future. Heinlein has never been out-of-print, and thanks to the Citizen of the Galaxy graphic novel program, is poised to reach out to a new generation in a new way.

Following...

March 10, 2017

A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said.

January 11, 2017

On November 15th 2016 Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions announced that they are adapting the popular novel for the SyFy Channel.

Written by Robert Heinlein, the 1961 sci-fi novel “tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians.” This is the first time the series is being adapted for television....

December 12, 2016

The new space pioneers remember the first.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk remembered pioneering NASA astronaut and pilot John Glenn, who died at the age of 95.

“A life well lived,” Musk commented on Twitter, quoting a tweet from NASA that read, “We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra.” (“Ad astra” is Latin, roughly translated...

September 28, 2016

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on Wednesday evening accepted the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities during a gala at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Better known as the founder of Amazon.com and one of the world’s wealthiest people, Bezos donated his $250,000 prize to the nonprofit Students for the Exploration and Development of Spa...

September 16, 2016

Jeff Bezos (center) shows off a sword that serves as part of the Heinlein Prize, as XPRIZE co-founder Peter Diamandis (right) takes the selfie and Art Dula (left), trustee for the Heinlein Prize Trust, looks on. (Credit: Peter Diamandis via Twitter)

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos received one of the spaceflight community’s richest honors, the Heinlein Prize, during a ceremony in the nation’s capital on Wednesday nig...

September 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said he would donate his $250,000 winnings from the Heinlein Prize for commercial space achievements to the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

While Bezos had been announced as the third winner of the prize in June, he was formally given the award, established in the name of the late science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, at the Smithsonian Air and...

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