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Book: The Fated Sky

Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there's a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic -- but potentially very dangerous -- mission? Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the Civil Rights movement taking hold all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 20, 2022 - 4 comments

For All Mankind: Triage  Season 2, Ep 9

The rivalry between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts intensifies as last-minute changes impact the Pathfinder mission plan. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Apr 17, 2021 - 22 comments

For All Mankind: The Weight  Season 2, Ep 5

Ed's reckless behavior at NASA shakes the foundation of the Baldwin family; Tracy attempts to readapt to life in space. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Mar 20, 2021 - 11 comments

For All Mankind: A City Upon a Hill  Season 1, Ep 10

The consequences of Ed's actions and the Apollo 24/25 mishap unfold. (NB this is not Apple TV+'s plot description, which has spoilers!)
posted by Major Clanger on Dec 19, 2019 - 22 comments

For All Mankind: Nixon's Women  Season 1, Ep 3

After the USSR lands the the first woman on the Moon, NASA scrambles to assemble a crop of women astronaut candidates, known as ASCANs. The candidates endure months of extremely difficult training, steadily winnowing their number. Women around the world are inspired by the Soviet cosmonaut and the NASA ASCANs.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Nov 3, 2019 - 16 comments

For All Mankind: Red Moon  Season 1, Ep 1

NASA is in crisis as the Soviets land the first man on the moon in 1969, the beginning of an alternate history. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Nov 3, 2019 - 12 comments

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