Blogging from space

This has nothing to do with comics but definitely worth a mention — in terms of potential bragging this one pretty much tops several list.

Blogging from space.

Private space tourist Anousheh Ansari – a Star Trek fan, by the way – posted several items to her blog from the International Space Station while in orbit: spaceblog.xprize.org.

E-mail is set in batches from the ISS three times a day so there was no opportunity for “real-time” reportage, but the blog must surely be a bit of a first for Netizens.

In one of her final entries from orbit the Iranian-born Ansari writes of her experience and feedback from readers:

“My trip is coming to an end but my dreams have just started.

“You tell me in your messages that I have inspired you… Well I have to admit you all have inspired me right back… Every time I feel like I’m drowning in the sadness of my departure from the space station, I try to reach for one of your messages and pull myself out and look forward to what we can all do together.”

Yep, that sounds like a Star Trek fan to me — and I mean that in the nicest possible way.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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