James L. Johnson receives NASA fellowship for study of “Rockets and the Red Scare: Frank Malina and American Rocketry, 1936-1946

NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/technology_and_culture/summary/v052/52.1.article.html The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, offered by SHOT and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds either a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow for up to one academic year to undertake a research project related to the history …

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Leonardo at 50 : the first decades

Colleagues I gave a talk today via skype in Cambridge, UK at Kettle’s Yard conference on White Heat: art, science and social responsibility in 1960s Britain ( see details below) My Talk was a reflection of 50 years of the Leonardo Journal- the journal was conceived when my father Frank Malina met Robert Maxwell, the owner …

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2014 Frank Malina medal awarded to Bryan DeBates

The 2014 International Astronautics Federation  Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal awarded to Bryan DeBates   http://spacefoundation.org/media/space-watch/iaf-award-space-foundation-director-education-frank-j-malina-astronautics-medal The Malina Medal is presented annually to an educator who has demonstrated excellence in taking the fullest advantage of the resources available to them to promote the study of astronautics and related space sciences. This 2014 winner is Mr …

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Mojave Epiphany

Mojave Epiphany French Artist Ewen Chardronnet is embarking on a three month trek retracing the footsteps of Frank Malina, Jack Parsons and the Caltech Rocketeers. See his facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ewen.chardronnet?fref=nf  and the web site MOJAVE EPHIPHANY http://www.ewenchardronnet.com/mojave_epiphany/  and join in the recreation and celebration of the birth of the space age with the young students who launched …

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Feb 12 Deadline for Nominations for Frank J Malina Astronautics Medal

2014 IAF Awards – Deadline 12 February The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) invites you to nominate your inspirational figures, teachers and young professionals from the space world.  IAF World Space Award The IAF World Space Award presented periodically  for exceptional contributions in space science, space technology, space medicine, space law or space management of major international impact to the world’s progress …

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In Praise of Hybridity: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank J Malina

Colleagues I have just drafted this editorial to appear in Leonardo Journal. I would welcome comments and thoughts Roger Malina In Praise of Hybridity: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank J Malina v3   My father was a hybrid. He achieved success in the 1940s as a scientist in the nascent field …

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A History of the Leonardo Journal on the 100th anniversary of the birth of it’s founder Frank J Malina

Colleagues Here is draft article I am finalising Comments welcome Roger Malina A History of the Leonardo Journal on the 100th anniversary of the birth of  it’s founder Frank J Malina   Author(s): Roger Malina and Pamela Grant-Ryan   Abstract-   The development of the journal Leonardo is traced from its beginnings as an idea …

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MESSENGER OF LIGHT: ANNOUNCING FRANK MALINA EXHIBITION IN PILSEN CZECH REPUBLIC

posel_svetla_epozvanka (2)   EXHIBITION IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH The exhibition opening will be held at 3.45pm on Monday 6th May 2013 as part of the Liberation Festival 2013 – a celebrationof the 68th anniversary of our city’s liberation by American troops and the end of World War II in Europe The exhibition opening …

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Countdown to Start of Frank Malina Centenary Year

Colleagues My father Frank Malina was born on October 2 1912. We are counting down to the start of the Frank Malina Centenary celebration beginning October 2 2012. Keep informed by joining the Frankjmalina Twitter account:  @FrankJMalina: https://twitter.com/FrankJMalina Check out the Frank Malina tumbler:  http://frankjmalina.tumblr.com/ Check out the Frank Malina on line Archives:  http://www.olats.org/pionniers/malina/malina.php Check out …

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