Tag: moon landing

Encounters with Lunar Dust

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


From Neil Armstrong’s footprints to future missions to Mars, contamination fears and policies lie at the heart of our cosmic explorations. The stiff, gray cardboard box sat calmly…


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When Women Take Up Space Not Built for Them

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


It is not enough to be intentional and intersectional in research settings. We must rework the spaces of the academy and knowledge production to better acknowledge and suit…


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From Mexico to the Moon

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


Five stories about Mexican entanglements with outer space. Paloma Romano Andrade, La alegoría mexicana en el cosmos. Winner of first place in the “juvenile” category of the Third…


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The Moon as Metaphor in Migration Research

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019


Chinese migrants are influential players in the Made in Italy fashion sector. They are also perceived as unfamiliar and alien, inauthentic producers of uniquely “Italian” merchandise. I figure…


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Finding Home

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


As Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon my mother leapt toward marriage in Tehran. The night of the moon landing fell in the middle of a hectic week…


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Curating African Cosmos/Stellar Arts

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


From ancient stone reliefs to contemporary works of art, African artists have looked to the sun, moon, and stars for inspiration. We have all experienced the wonder of…


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Yugoslav Peasants Land Apollo 8

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019


Is there salad on the Moon? Down on Earth, Yugoslav peasants argued the question. On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to venture around…


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