Take Back the Sky will host a panel at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Thursday, May 30 at 4PM in Room 109. Our panel will be called “One Small Step for Fans: Browncoats in Space.” We will survey the history of science-fiction’s role in space exploration and examine the connection between the space industry and “geek culture” as well as fandom’s potential to make history beyond the boundries of Earth. And of course we’ll talk a little bit about our primary objective, which is convincing SpaceX to name the next manned US spacecraft after the transport ship “Serenity” in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” universe. If you’re going to be at the con on May 30, please stop in and hear what we have to say, and be sure to visit our table afterwards to sign our online petition and write a letter to Elon Musk.
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Take Back the Sky Mentioned in Geek Pittsburgh Article
Geek Pittsburgh, a browncoat-friendly blog that is an official sponsor of Pittsburgh’s 2013 Can’t Stop the Serenity event, mentioned Take Back the Sky as part of their recent article about the annual worldwide Yuri’s Night celebration. Our thanks to Geek Pittsburgh for helping to boost our signal.
We are proud to announce that Take Back the Sky will be at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2. Special guests this year include our big damn heroes Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau and Jewel Staite. If you’re at the con, be sure to stop by our table and say hello. We’d love to chat about Firefly, the future of space exploration, or why we love ships named “Serenity…”
There has been a lot of controversy in recent weeks about the so-called “sequestration” that has resulted in huge cutbacks in government funding and even the total loss of several programs that are government-funded. This past week, the space industry felt the effects of these cuts, as NASA announced that it has suspended its funding of educational initiatives. Continue Reading
A certain corner of the Internet is all afire over an alleged NASA Internal Memo leaked this past weekend. The document, which can be read in full here at SpaceRef or at other sources, mandates the end of NASA’s educational outreach activities in reaction to Congressional sequestration measures. The gist of it follows: Continue Reading
Geek Pittsburgh Article on Western PA Browncoats Mentions Take Back the Sky
A recent online article by Geek Pittsburgh (www.geekpittsburgh.com) spotlights the Rivers and Bridges Brigade of the Pennsylvania Browncoats and mentions Take Back the Sky. We’re grateful to Geek Pittsburgh and the PA Browncoats’ Rivers and Bridges Brigade for supporting our mission.