For as long as I can remember, I have always been encouraged to embrace my inner-geek (whether space-related, sci-fi-related, dinosaur-related, comic-related, all-things vintage-related, or schwarzenegger-related etc.). What better way, then, could there be to kick-start this blog than for me to pay homage to the 1980s icon that probably inspired it all: the NASA space shuttle.
For a period of thirty years, our favourite “space trucks” stoically delivered vast payloads into space, and contributed to some of our greatest achievements, notably launching of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, and the construction and ongoing servicing of the International Space Station. As with all good things, the shuttle missions ended in July 2011, and Atlantis’ return to Earth signalled the end of another chapter in humanity’s space exploration history.
For the first time since the Apollo missions of the 1960s, a new generation of space monkeys was born: 1980s playgrounds across the world were overrun with Star Wars figurines, kids sci-fi movies like E.T and Flight of the Navigator dominated the big screen, and everyone wanted to be an astronaut.
This blog will boldly go to share my love of all things geek to anyone who cares to read it.