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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 178–213.
Published: 01 May 1992
...?” This was the second one: What’s a Challenger Cocktail? 7-Up and a splash of Teachers. And then, equally to the point: Where did Christa McAuliffe spend her vacation? All up and down the Florida coast. NASA’s mismanagement of the life and death of Christa McAuliffe reproduced...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 4–17.
Published: 01 May 1992
... there for radical retooling of institutional technologies of imaging, cultural in- scription, and body reconfiguration. What the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger ultimately chal- lenged was the ability of the National Aeronautics and Space Admin- istration (NASA) to manage its...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
..., “Legends”24 Bill Roper’s “Legends,” one of a number of filk songs devoted to space flight and NASA, reads contemporary events through the structures of classical myths, comprehending the present (and by implication, the future) through narrative forms of a bygone age. His...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 42–74.
Published: 01 May 1997
... own para- digm of reality. What distinguishes the publicly acceptable and for- merly NASA funded SET1 (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) from UFO research-a point made clear in the 1997 film Contact? In an essay formulated through the languages of science, law...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... by NASA, and in the same scene tells Wilder that he is thinking of marrying his girlfriend Jasmine. Wilder delivers both the bad news of his rejection and the “truth” about the world: “You know what you have to do? You have to kiss some serious booty to get ahead in this world.” And later, “You know...