Bob Truax, Last of the Rocketmen

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Captain Robert C. Truax (USN - Retired) passed away over the weekend. According to the notice on the AIAA website, "Capt. Robert C. Truax, past president of the American Rocket Society, organizer of the U.S. Naval Missile Test Center's propulsion research laboratory at Point Mugu, Calif., and AIAA Honorary ...

Rest in Peace, Piper Millin

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

D-Day Piper Bill Millin has passed away at the age of 88. For those of you who don't know who he was, he was the British commando under Lord Lovat who played the pipes during the D-Day invasion and immortalized in the movie "The Longest Day". From the NY Times: Mr. Millin ...

Centenial of Robert A. Heinlein’s Birth

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Like many longtime SF fans my age, I grew up on the writings of Robert A. Heinlein. Saturday marks the Centennial Anniversary of Heinlein's birth. A lot of people I know will be at one or another SF Convention (I'll be at convergence) taking place this weekend, including ...