I am an astrobiologist, sci-fi geek, and professor of everything groovy. I write about science, culture, math, history, space, and science fiction. Perhaps like you, I'm seeking a greater understanding of the nature of life and asking myself why all of this really matters. Come with me, and we'll ask some questions together.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Re-Fuelling a Spaceship
This image comes from the New York Public Library's Digital Collections, which recently released a large number of newly digitized images. The image above, titled "Re-fuelling a Spaceship" comes from the collection of George Arents and the Arents Cigarette Cards. Little images like this were printed on hard cards and added to packaging for cigarettes in the not-too-distant past; they were called cigarette cards. Interesting to think that cigarette manufacturers thought to include images of space exploration in packages of cigarettes.