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Vintage Space: Historical Spaceflight on Film

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Historian Amy Shira Teitel has a lot to say about spaceflight. Her short videos on various vintage space topics are interesting, informative and very easy to watch. Teitel has recently partnered with Scientific American to create monthly videos called It Happened In Space. In her own words:

I started doing videos as an experiment. I’m really visual and love the awesome image and video collection NASA has and I really wanted to find a way to incorporate more of that into my work (since it’s so wonderfully royalty free!). Short videos seemed like an ideal way to mix great visuals with my research, and also a great way to present a short piece of information that I don’t know what else to do with. Like it I find some fun little fact that I just don’t have time to write a whole article about, videos are a way to just tell a quick story. I’m currently associated with Discovery News, Motherboard, DVICE, Scientific American, and my own blog Vintage Space.

Here are a few more of my favorites:

Check back to the Vintage Space Blog for weekly posts on the history of space, and most certainly keep your eye on the It Happened In Space series at Scientific American.

Carin Bondar About the Author: Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. centromere 6:14 pm 02/20/2013

    Good Choice! TY!

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