Images that changed my life 60 years ago
Gerald W Driggers
November 26, 2013
The art of Chesley Bonestell was one of the few sources for accurate and detailed glimpses into the future of space travel, and they mesmerized me at 8 years old. I went on to spend my career as an Aerospace Engineer, meeting and sometimes working with von Braun, Stuhlinger, Ehricke, Clarke, Heinlein, O'Neill and other great and inspiring people. Now I write about settling Mars in The Earth-Mars Chronicles. I am a living example of the power of an image to mold a life.
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