In Sweatpants: The Remote Control of Constriction and Expansion
There is something cosmically ambitious about the floppy, malleable, waistband of sweatpants. “Sweatpants”—the term will here be used as a metaphor for when “giving up” becomes en vogue—“sweatpants are a sign of defeat,” says Karl Lagerfeld, despite the fact that there is such a thing as Chanel sweatpants. In “sweatpants,” one floats down the supermarket […]
Straight Talk About Space Tourism From Guion Bluford
Guion Bluford was the first African American to travel in space, serving as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983. He then went on to complete three more NASA missions, compiling 688 hours in space by the time he retired. Bluford spoke at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of the “Roger That!” […]
Archaeologists and Astronauts: Will Earth Be Left Behind?
Is there a difference between digging down and flying up? Or is it simply a matter of perspective? Via Appia Antica—The 4th c. B.C. Roman Road Space X Launch from Cape Canaveral, February 6, 2018 We live in a world where records are now being kept with an almost superfluous rigor. Digital methods make information […]