SciFi Mixed Links – March 21, 2015

Concept art for Frank Herbert's Dune. Image Source: Brune LeBlanc.

Concept art for Frank Herbert’s Dune. Image Source: Bruno Leblanc.

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That’s one small step for panda…

Will we ever send giant pandas to space? SciFiMix Original Art, with moon textures and Earth image courtesy of NASA.

Will we ever send giant pandas to space? SciFiMix Original Art, with moon textures and Earth image courtesy of NASA.

In honor of the 50th year anniversary of the very first space walk, by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (Times article), we bring you a moonwalking giant panda. Though pandas have yet to be sent into space (as far as we know), let’s not forget the contributions of other animals towards space flight. These daring creatures paved the way for Alexei Leonov, Neil Armstrong, and the NASA missions today. (more…)

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SciFi Mixed Links – March 16, 2015

Image Credit: Nick Acosta

Image Credit: Nick Acosta.

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SciFi Mixed Links – March 8, 2015

Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most…. human.

– James T. Kirk

Stars at the Center of the Galaxy. Image Source: NASA

Stars at the Center of the Galaxy. Source: NASA

In honor of Leonard Nimoy. A man who has traveled to the center of the galaxy, back in time, and into our hearts. We will all miss you. (NY Times Article, The Final Frontier movie script, Memorial Video).

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