Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of
Garrett P. Serviss
Garrett Putnam Serviss (b. 1851 - d. 1929) was an American journalist, amateur (but knowledgeable) astronomer and writer who majored in science at Cornell University, then studied law, and only around 1874 entered journalism, achieving some fame, writing as the "Sun's Astronomer", for a column on Astronomy in the New York Sun between 1876 and 1892. At the end of 1897 he was commissioned to write an unofficial sequel to the unofficial 1897 US newspaper revision of H G Wells's "The War of the Worlds" which – in the absence of adequate copyright protection – set the action in America. Serviss's "sequel", "Edison's Conquest of Mars" first appeared in 1898 in the New York Evening Journal as "The Conquest of Mars".
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NASA's Reconfigurable Space Suit
110 years after the basic idea is described, NASA is still working out the design. Now, they're reconfigurable and plug-n-play.
Is Planetary Resources An Asteroid Mining Company?
'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.'
Arkyd Spacecraft To Hunt Asteroid Platinum, Water
'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.' At least, that's what they are hoping.
Building A Better Space Suit - The Biosuit
'I had stepped outside the car with Lord Kelvin, both of us, of course, wearing our air-tight suits.' - Randall P. Serviss, 1898
Asteroid Miners Wanted!
'We must dig down, and then doubtless we shall find the metal.'- Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
Deep Space Industries To Mine Asteroids
'...in a few minutes a hole had been dug in the comparatively light soil of the asteroid.'- Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
MIT's Latest Biosuit For Fashionable Astronauts
'You'd need a space suit to make any kind of a successful trip outdoors.'- Manly Wade Wellman, 1947.
Tyson Says Asteroid Miners Will Be First Trillionaires
'...Come together here under the influence of their mutual gravitation, and formed a little metallic planet.'- Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
Suit Up! Fifty Years Of Spacewalks Video
'I experienced for a few minutes the delicious, indescribable pleasure of being a little planet...'- Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
NASA Misses $5Trillion Funding Boost
'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
Hayabusa 2 To Begin Asteroid Mining
'We must dig down, and then doubtless we shall find the metal.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898.
Burn the Ship
Negative Matter Space Drive