A NASA photograph, Jan 1969. The recent events with Star Wars VII (the X-wing revelation) and the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing prompted me to do something different. Celebrating both Star Wars and the Human Spacetravel, I added a little twist to this photo.
Robert Kroese on the inspiration for his book, Starship Grifters: "It’s difficult for someone not of my generation to understand just how important Star Wars is. Every generation has its defining events, but Star Wars was my generation’s Woodstock, moon landing and D-Day, all combined into a single all-pervasive cultural wave of interstellar awesomeness."
From the moon landings to Star Wars, Americans have long had a fascination with space and affection for NASA, but today’s public is divided on what role their government should play in future space exploration.