By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
Since instantly becoming the most famous space traveler ever to ride a rocket in 1969, Neil Armstrong has largely avoided the public eye. When he does have something to say, he makes it count, as he did Thursday when he told a congressional committee that the current state of U.S. spaceflight is “embarrassing.”
Speaking as part of a four-person space expert panel appearing before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Armstrong lamented the cancellation of the space shuttle program earlier this year and warned that it could cause America to lose its leadership position as a space traveling nation. Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
It’s been a while since Will Smith took down an android conspiracy in I, Robot—or, in Mexico, Yo, Robot—so Fox is going back to the Isaac Asimov well for another metallic go-round.
The book of choice is Asimov’s 1954 novel The Caves of Steel, and Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg is on board to produce. Caves will be directed by rookie Henry Hobson (a graphic designer who makes title sequences for films like, yes, Sherlock Holmes) and written by John Scott 3 (who, when not toiling on scripts like the upcoming zombie flick Maggie, writes code for NASA). Continue reading