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.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.