Talking of reaching for the stars and finding Earth, can we all doff our helmets to Alexei Leonev who passed away this week? What an extraordinary man. In those early days of space travel, the Space Race recruited plenty of courageous explorers. But rarely were they so articulate about what they experienced, so artistic in their vision. Leonev is best known for undertaking the first ever space walk or EVA. His own paintings show him as a white suit hanging on an umbilical cord above the blue planet. The dark visor reflects the deep, leaves us to guess the emotions of a man untethered from his homeworld.
As Space X's Starship rocket takes to the skies this October, Space Cat Press unveils our own out-of-this-world series of launch events. Our first title, Desert Moonfire: The Men Who Raced to Space is now on sale. To mark its lift-off, we invite you to a book fair, a FREE writing workshop and a book launch featuring model rockets, moon cake, and an explosive story! All this and our first open submission window coming up.
Space Cat Delivery So here I am, clutching a pair of scissors, with our first box of Desert Moonfire: The Men Who Raced to Space. The box is heavy. And it holds seven years of work, on and off, between other writing projects and life-stuff. And even more exciting, it's Space Cat Press' first title. … Continue reading News: Delivery Day at SCP
Space Cat Press has been in orbit for two months now and what a blast it's been! We've put up five reviews, three blogs on space exploration in popular culture, marked two space anniversaries, and enjoyed an amazing day out at Edge Lit 2019. Now the countdown begins to our first book release. Desert Moonfire: The Men Who Raced To Space will be on sale from the 21st of September. Catch our series of upcoming launch events.
Today marks 50 years since three astronauts blasted off for the Moon on a Saturn V rocket. As if to mark the occasion, tonight’s skies are offering us the red-daubed Moon of a partial lunar eclipse. Perfect opportunity for some spectacular Moon-watching in your own back-garden.
Welcome to the first-ever post from Space Cat Press. We’re still a little giddy from lift-off and feeling the G-force. But ... we finally got this rocket into the air.