Posts Tagged: astronaut

The American Woman

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[A]s the world found out on January 28, 1986, an extraordinary circumstance can also be an unimaginable tragedy.

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Lower Orbits: Remembering Gherman Titov

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His story is more than just a story about space, but also a story about history and how it moves. How time and space bend, burn, warp, and ignore.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Tinfoil Astronaut

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Every time I leap there is a chance I will fall, and every time I fall there is a chance I will finally crack my head open like a Faberge egg and luminous black spiders will crawl out to mark the outline of my body with blinking stars and black thread.

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Bodies in Space: Teaching after Trauma

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Turning onto my street and looking south I feel the ground drop beneath me every time—I turn the corner and the sidewalk falls. I feel invisible then, as if I’ve vaporized.

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The Saturday Rumpus Review of The Martian

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It is the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars for about a year, all by himself.

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