Missed Discovery Landing Because I Was Dreaming of Mars

I had to watch Space Shuttle Discovery’s landing online and after the fact, because I was watching Mars Rising, a program about a hypothetical future mission to Mars narrated by William Shatner, on the Science Channel. I am glad that Discovery’s final crew made it home safely, but I hope that we can begin setting our sites on bigger game in the solar system with a public space program rather than something privatized. You can see Discovery’s final landing here: NASA – Multimedia – Video Gallery.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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