The AlterNASAverse is a look at early space travel as depicted in science fiction and fantasy television series, films, books, and comics (and eventually, from the web as well). I will look at fictional astronauts and cosmonauts such as Steve Austin from the Six Million Dollar Man, space missions such as Capricorn One, programs such as the Voyager probes (seen in Space: 1999 and Star Trek), and agencies such as the British Rocket Group (seen in Quatermass and Doctor Who).
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Atlantis Returns: The End of a Great Era
I wonder, is this how space exploration aficionados felt after Apollo 17 (1972) or the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975) missions, when there was a lull in our manned efforts until the shuttle finally flew (1981)? (I am not ignoring Skylab, but Apollo 17 ended the manned trips to the moon, while Skylab continued the string of our Earth-orbital missions, then Apollo-Soyuz ended them.) Welcome home, Atlantis!