Monthly Archives: December 2016


Experiencing Star Wars (1977) in 70mm

By |December 24th, 2016|

The Star Wars saga created by George Lucas has proved to be an enduring film franchise for nearly 40 years. I have seen most of the films in the series, including the premier of the original in 1977. With the release of Rogue One this month, I thought it would be fitting to write about […]

Science fiction, science fact and America’s Ambitions

By |December 18th, 2016|

This present generation is one which has grown up watching science fiction films. Among the great films one must include Stanley’ Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and George Lucas’ Star Wars. Both films amply displayed why these films were science fiction. Depicted were impossibly large space stations, mind-boggling Moon bases, and interplanetary or intergalactic spaceships […]

Axiom Space proposes commercial space station

By |December 2nd, 2016|

For the past several years, the only commercial enterprise actively working on building and testing its space habitat modules on the International Space Station is Bigelow Aerospace, based in Las Vegas Nevada. In a much-awaited demonstration, Bigelow launched its Expandable Activity Module to the ISS in 2016, it was docked to one of the space […]