#57 – Times are Changing

This shirt is from TeeFury.

The original inspiration for the image comes from Le Voyage Dans La Lune (Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès and his brother Gaston.  You can see the exact spot where this image appears here.  The movie was inspired by two books – From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells.  You can find a copy of From the Earth to the Moon from Project Gutenberg here.

The Smashing Pumpkins’ video for Tonight, Tonight was inspired by the Méliès film.  (The video also  features Spongebob Squarepants’ Tom Kenny and his wife Jill Talley.)

With the last two shuttle launches quickly approaching, it would be remiss not to talk about actual trips into space.  Click here to take a look back at the history of the shuttle – a timeline, all sorts of facts, and crew lists.

Anybody wanting to watch the last two shuttle launches are having a heck of a time scheduling since NASA keeps pushing them back.  We hope our friend Centauri gets to see one of these historic events!  We want to live vicariously through him!

Times are Changing.

We have to change with them.

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