To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Jules Verne


20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

— Journey To The Center Of The Earth

— From The Earth To The Moon


[1977] —


The Gold Record

Carl Sagan



Star Gazers (1976-1996)

Jack Horkheimer

PBS Miami

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Message In A Bottle

Atocha — Galleon of Gold

— Frank Zappa “One Size Fits All”

Cosmic Message
In A Bottle

One Size Fits All

Frank Zappa

“Cosmik Debris”



The Original 7

Mercury Astronauts

(“Star Riders”)




Alan Shepard (First American In Space)

John Glenn (Orbit) “Round And Round”

Happy John Glenn Blues” b/Lightnin’ Hopkins




Gemini 4 (Space Walk)

Gemini 8 (Rendezvous)



Apollo 1 (Fire & Light)

Apollo 8  (Seeing Is Believing)

In The Beginning

God Created The Heavens and The Earth


Dark Side Of The Moon

Christmas Eve (1968)

Genesis 1:1

Countdown” (1970) Book


Screen Time



DR. NO (1961)









——  American Graffiti Soundtrack



SHAMPOO (1975) Election Night 1968











Greek Mythology

Greek Gods (The Immortals)

Roman Mythology


Roman Gods (deities)

  • Sol
  • Apollo
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth — Unlike the other planets in the Solar System, in English, Earth does not directly share a name with an ancient Roman deity. The name Earth derives from the eighth century Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil.
  • Luna (10 Things About The Moon)
  • Mars
  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus (Greek)
  • Neptune
  • Pluto

Solar System


Anicient Greece

Ancient Greece (GreekἙλλάςromanizedHellás) was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. AD 600). This era was immediately followed by the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine period.[1] Roughly three centuries after the Late Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece, Greek urban poleis began to form in the 8th century BC, ushering in the Archaic period and colonization of the Mediterranean Basin. This was followed by the age of Classical Greece, from the Greco-Persian Wars to the 5th to 4th centuries BC. The conquests of Alexander the Great of Macedon spread Hellenistic civilization from the western Mediterranean to Central Asia. The Hellenistic period ended with the conquest of the eastern Mediterranean world by the Roman Republic, and the annexation of the Roman province of Macedonia in Roman Greece, and later the province of Achaea during the Roman Empire.


Ancient Rome (753 BC–476 AD)

In historiographyancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the Italian city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom (753 BC–509 BC), Roman Republic (509 BC–27 BC) and Roman Empire (27 BC–476 AD) until the fall of the western empire.[1] The civilisation began as an Italic settlement in the Italian Peninsula, traditionally dated to 753 BC, that grew into the city of Rome and which subsequently gave its name to the empire over which it ruled and to the widespread civilisation the empire developed. The civilization was led and ruled by the Romans, alternately considered an ethnic group or a nationality. The Roman Empire expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world, still ruled from the city, with an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants (roughly 20% of the world’s population at the time) and covering 5 million square kilometres (1.9 million square miles) at its height in AD 117.

Julius Ceasar

Mark Anthony








Sun of God

All About The Sun

Sun Worship

Sun God

Son Of God

Around The Sun

Power Of The Sun

Solar Power

Solar System

Solar Wind

Desert Sun

Desert Sand

Sand Storm

Fire In The Sky

Melted Sand


Beach Sand

Sand Dunes

Power Of Gold

Gold Lust

Emerald Coast

Silver Springs


Spring Water



Apollo 11 (To The Moon)

VIETNAM WAR (1955-1975)

PLATOON (1986)

1969 (1988)

WOODSTOCK (film) AUG.1969

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Apollo 13 (Bad Luck?)

Apollo 14 (Shepard’s Return)

Moon Rocks and Golf

NCIS “Phoenix” (Moon Rock) Episode (2012)

Apollo 17 Lunar Module Launch (video) (DEC.14,1972)

Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (First Moon Walk) Motown 25th (1983)

Atlantis (STS-129) Landing (NOV.27,2009)





Flash Gordon (serial) 1936

Flash Gordon (TV) 1954


From The Earth To The Moon (1958)

Twilight Zone (1959)

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1964-1968)

The Wild Wild West (1965-1969)

The Jetsons (1962-1963)

The Outer Limits (1963-65)

Star Trek (1966-1969)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

My Favorite Martian (1963-1966)

Lost In Space (1965-1968)

I Dream Of Jeannie (1965-1970)


It’s About Time, It’s About Space (1966-1977)

Gilligan’s Island  “Splashdown” (1967)

Time Tunnel (1966-1967)

Quantum Leap (1989-1993)

X-Files (1993-2002)





The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Fahrenheit 451 (book) 1953

Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Matinee (1993)

Dr. No (1962)

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Fail Safe (1964)

The Bedford Incident (1965)

The Russians Are Coming (1966)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

Barbarella (1968)

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Planet Of The Apes (1969)

Chariots Of The Gods (1970)

Solaris (1972)Russian

Soylent Green (1973)

Rollerball (1975)

Logan’s Run (1976)

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

David Bowie

Space Oddity

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

The Right Stuff(book) b/Tom Wolfe (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Voyager

Alien (1979) Reitz Union

Flash Gordon (1980) Queen

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Atomic Cafe (1982)

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Times Square

Liquid Sky (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)

No Nukes Central Park (1982) 

Artists United Against Apartheid

Repo Man (1984)

Starman (1984)

Facing East


The Right Stuff (film) (1983)

Growing Up With Rockets (1985)

Port Canaveral Cocoa Beach Reunion 1978

For All Mankind (1989)

Moon Shot (1994) Deke Slayton

From The Earth To The Moon (1998) Tom Hanks/HBO MiniSeries

Cocoon (1985)

Back To The Future (1985)

Spaceballs (1987)

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

Back To The Future 2 (1989)

Back To The Future 3 (1990)

The Fifth Element (1995)

From The Earth To The Moon (1998)

HBO Tom Hanks-produced mini-series

October Sky (1999)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Men In Black 2 (2002)

Sunshine (2007)

WALL-E (2008)

Avatar (2009)

MOON (2009)

Men In Black 3 (2012) Apollo 11 Moon Shot


Apollo 13 (1995)

Hidden Figures (2016)

The Martian (2015)

Men In Black International (2019)

For All Mankind (2019) If the Russians had won the race to the Moon.



First Man (2018)

The Right Stuff (2020)Disney TV




West Side Story

Flamingo Kid

The Happening

Dirty Dancing (Havana)

The Godfather II

Arthur Godfrey

Lucille Ball

Desi Arnez

Jackie Gleason

Wayne Cochran C.C. Riders

Jaco Pastorius


Havana Moon  b/ Rolling Stones

Buena Vista Social Club

Al w/ Rubalcaba



Oranges  b/ John McPhee

Douglas Dummett (1806–1873) was a member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida representing St. Johns County in 1843, and a member of the Florida House of Representatives representing Mosquito County in 1845. He was instrumental in developing the Indian River Citrus industry in Florida.

Douglas Dummett‘s quest for seclusion led him to devote much of his time to this well-protected grove lodged between two large temperate lagoons. It is thought that Dummett’s experiments with grafting, as well as the mild lagoon climate, helped his grove survive the record-setting freeze of 1835 that killed groves throughout the territory.

Dummett’s oranges were known for their flavor, and commanded a premium of one dollar per box in New York. Douglas Dummett lived near his grove until his death in 1873, and shared his knowledge of the grafting and cultivation of citrus with many of the new settlers in the north Indian River area. During the late 1800s his techniques spread south along the Indian River Lagoon, and were eventually adopted by other growers around Florida. In 1930 the Federal Trade Commission was forced to issue an order to stop growers in other areas of the state from labeling their oranges “Indian River Citrus”.[16]



Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed (Screwdrivers @ Jonathan’s Pub)

Orange Concentrate




Air Freshener

NASA Freeze Dried (Space) Food

Florida’s Liquid Gold


Tropical Fruit




Key Lime





Black Grapes

Wild Blackberries (growing on vines with thorny vegetation in sand dunes)



50 best space movies of all time


#50. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

– Directors: Shin’ichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei
– Stacker score: 78.2
– Metascore: 61
– IMDb user rating: 7.9
– Runtime: 115 minutes

If you’re not already into anime, “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie” may not be the best place to start. It’s based on a series by the same name, and while it’s not necessary that you watch the show before the film, you might be confused by the fast-paced action without proper context. But if you’re an anime fan looking for a space epic filled with bounty hunters, a nanomachine-based biological weapon, and a dog with human-level intelligence all set on the surface of Mars, look no further.

#49. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

– Director: Richard Marquand
– Stacker score: 78.8
– Metascore: 58
– IMDb user rating: 8.3
– Runtime: 131 minutes

The original “Star Wars” trilogy will always be remembered for bringing blockbusters to Hollywood, with all their action, adventure, and exorbitant budgets. The third entry, “Return of the Jedi,” is generally considered by fans and critics to be the worst of the three, though it’s no less-beloved than the first two. The Rebels, beaten time and time again, finally take their stand against the Empire, as allegiances are tested and secrets are revealed.

#48. Mr. Nobody (2009)

– Director: Jaco Van Dormael
– Stacker score: 78.8
– Metascore: 63
– IMDb user rating: 7.8
– Runtime: 141 minutes

This list comprises space movies, after all that’s what you came here for, but “Mr. Nobody” is one of a few time movies too. Jared Leto portrays the protagonist, Nemo Nobody, the last mortal left on Earth after everyone else achieves immortality through cellular regenerative technology. Though the movie largely takes place on Earth, Nemo at points writes a story about space travel to Mars, which is visually presented in gorgeous detail.

#47. Gattaca (1997)

– Director: Andrew Niccol
– Stacker score: 79.3
– Metascore: 64
– IMDb user rating: 7.8
– Runtime: 106 minutes

Twenty-one years after the release of “Gattaca,” the scientific community was forced to confront an issue raised by the film: gene editing. Using CRISPR technology, scientists can now selectively edit portions of DNA in embryos, creating artificial resistance against diseases like HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Eventually, this technology could determine many human traits, from intelligence to eye color, exactly to the parents’ desire. In the world of “Gattaca,” a man born naturally—without any genes edited—poses as another man to sidestep genetic discrimination and fulfill his dreams to travel to space, and raising important questions about whether gene editing is just a novel form of eugenics.


#46. THX 1138 (1971)

– Director: George Lucas
– Stacker score: 79.3
– Metascore: 75
– IMDb user rating: 6.7
– Runtime: 86 minutes

“THX 1138” was a failure. That is, until George Lucas gained notoriety for “Star Wars” and fans went back to watch his first film, which depicts a totalitarian dystopia controlled by mind-altering chemicals and an android police force. The title refers to the film’s protagonist, played by Robert Duvall; to encourage conformity, names are simply three initials and four digits.

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#45. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

– Director: Gareth Edwards
– Stacker score: 79.9
– Metascore: 65
– IMDb user rating: 7.8
– Runtime: 133 minutes

Many fans found inconvenient truths (without revealing spoilers) at the end of “Star Wars: Episode IV.” 39 years later, “Rogue One,” which takes place right before “Episode IV,” sets the stage for that famous climax, explaining the story behind how the heroic band of rebels was able to strike a decisive blow against the Empire. The first “Star Wars” film to be set outside the three major trilogies, “Rogue One” was played for its no-holds-barred action, fast-paced storyline, and memorable cameos from beloved characters.

#44. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

– Director: James Gunn
– Stacker score: 79.9
– Metascore: 67
– IMDb user rating: 7.6
– Runtime: 136 minutes

Until 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were mostly confined to Earth, with a few sojourns to Asgard with Thor. However, like its predecessor which appears further down this list, “Guardians 2” is set entirely in space, where Chris Pratt’s Peter “Star-Lord” Quill was raised following his childhood abduction from Earth. With only retro songs to remember his home planet by, Star-Lord searches for answers with his band of reluctant heroes, among them a talking raccoon and sentient tree.

#43. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

– Director: George Lucas
– Stacker score: 79.9
– Metascore: 68
– IMDb user rating: 7.5
– Runtime: 140 minutes

Though the trilogy of films that served as prequels to “Star Wars: Episode IV” generated ire from fans and critics alike, there’s a lot to enjoy in “Revenge of the Sith,” in which Anakin Skywalker must choose between the light side of the Jedi and the dark power of the Sith. Though the romance between Hayden Christensen’s Anakin and Natalie Portman’s Padmé is… unconvincing, the twists and turns are exciting enough to watch that they’ve now been immortalized as viral meme

#42. Galaxy Quest (1999)

– Director: Dean Parisot
– Stacker score: 79.9
– Metascore: 70
– IMDb user rating: 7.3
– Runtime: 102 minutes

What does Sigourney Weaver do after finally escaping from the aliens in “Alien” and “Aliens?” Poke fun at another staple of the sci-fi genre in “Galaxy Quest,” a transparent but nonetheless hilarious send-up of “Star Trek” and its fans. Also starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell, this cult classic is beloved by the very fans it made fun of, a surefire mark of a great film.

#41. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

– Director: Nicholas Meyer
– Stacker score: 80.4
– Metascore: 67
– IMDb user rating: 7.7
– Runtime: 113 minutes

Nowadays, with the ubiquity of computer-generated images, or CGI, in blockbuster cinemas, it’s charming to remember of time of carefully painted miniatures and fireworks explosions comprising much of what we consider “special effects.” “The Wrath of Khan,” the first film to have a sequence comprised entirely of CGI, was a harbinger of this new era. Beloved by fans, William Shatner’s James Tiberius Kirk leads a war against Khan, who has sworn revenge on the Starship Enterprise, in this classic space opera.

50 best space movies of all time

  • #31. Apollo 13 (1995)

    – Director: Ron Howard
    – Stacker score: 85.5
    – Metascore: 77
    – IMDb user rating: 7.6
    – Runtime: 140 minutes

    “Failure is not an option.” Those are the words uttered by NASA flight director Gene Kranz, played by Ed Harris, after an explosion disrupts a planned moon landing in this docudrama adapted from real events. Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton as stranded astronauts, this heart-pounding thriller will have you at the edge of your seat, even if you know the outcome.

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    Mona Lisa

    Unpacking Mona Lisa at the end of World War II in 1945

    source: reddit

    The Mona Lisa is one of the most – if not THE MOST – well known and beloved painting in the world and it’s been stolen multiple times but during World War 2 the painting was sitting pretty in the Louvre, meaning that it had to be kept safe from the Nazis.

    Jacques Jaujard, director of France’s National Museums, concocted a plot to keep the art in the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa, from falling into the hands of Nazis.

    On August 25, 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union announced their Nonaggression Pact and Jaujard closed the three days “for repairs.” During this time the Louvre staff removed paintings from their frames (if that was a possibility), moved statues, and placed these items in wooden crates.

    The crates were then marked with red dots to mark the significance of the art (the Mona Lisa received three dots) and on August 28, 1939, hundreds of trucks carrying 1,000 creates of artifacts and 268 crates of paintings to the Loire Valley where the art was kept far from bombing targets.

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