23 MAY 2018 #46 GOOD MORNING, STARSHINE. (THE SPACE AGE BEGINS)

The 1960s began The Space Age: • 1961–April 12, Yuri Gagarin, Russian Cosmonaut, makes the first flight from earth into space and is the first human to orbit the globe. • 1961–May 1, Alan Shepard, American Astronaut, makes a suborbital flight. • 1961–May 25, President Kennedy famously declares, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” (The goal was achieved.) • 1962–Astronaut John Glenn is the first American to orbit the globe. • 1967–The musical “Hair” features a song by James Rado and Gerome Ragni whose first lines can be considered an ode to human fascination with the … Read More

15 SEPTEMBER 2017 #37 FUTURE CHRONICLES

I have been writing FUTURE CHRONICLES (subtitle: “The First 500 Years of the Age of Space”) for several years — working on it as time permits (and while publishing four earlier books: “AASHISH 1926-2034,” “READINGS FROM AN INDIA JOURNAL,” “THE MESSAGE,” and “TALES FROM EARTH ORBIT”). All can be found on my Amazon WarrenHall Crain Author Page.   When I return to Seattle from Kyrgyzstan and India in November, I will get back to work on FUTURE CHRONICLES, a book of future history, which I aim to publish on my birthday, 10 September 2019.   My earlier book “Tales from Earth Orbit” will be edited for inclusion in FUTURE CHRONICLES … and here is what the reviewer Christopher K. Scherer … Read More