Bradbury Landing

Although Curiosity successfully landed on Mars on Aug. 6, NASA officials waited to announce the name of the site. That’s because Aug. 22 would have been Bradbury’s 92nd birthday. During Wednesday’s briefing, Michael Meyer, NASA’s lead scientists for the Mars Exploration Program said, “In his honor, we declared the place that Curiosity touched down to be forever known as Bradbury Landing,” the Washington Post reports. Read Curiosity landing site on Mars named for Ray Bradbury

One of Bradbury’s most famous works was his collection of linked stories, “The Martian Chronicles.” An imaginative visionary, Bradbury had worked as a consultant with NASA (and also with Disney).

“The Martian Chronicles,” Bradbury’s first book, was published in 1950. He became one of a handful of authors who helped bring the science fiction genre into the realm of literature. He was the author of more than 27 books, including “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Illustrated Man.”

Bradbury died at his Los Angeles home in June at age 91. Source


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