Beyond Apollo Posted by Scott 04/05/12 Wired has a great feature on their blog called Beyond Apollo where they “chronicle space history through missions and programs that didn’t happen”. Some great imagery up there. Also, Spock. And look how new The Shuttle looks! Seems fake. Beyond Apollo 5 Comments Leave A Comment 1 a fellow space enthusiast says: April 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm I still scratch my head and wonder why we have not paid more attention to Venus. The farthest that Venus ever gets from Earth is 261 million km. The closest possible opposition distance between Earth and Venus is 38 million kilometers. This is the closest that any planet comes to Earth. So why is everyone stuck on studying Mars? Scott, if you have not checked out the CICLOPS imaging diary yet you are in for a treat. Prepare for astrophotographic orgasms. 2 Andrew Foltz-Morrison says: April 8, 2012 at 6:16 am The reason why the shuttle looks fake is because it is (sort of). The Enterprise was constructed for atmospheric testing and never possessed engines, and its exterior looks fake because it was built without a heat shield. 3 aldous says: April 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm … and don’t forget to check out their write-up on the Apollo Mission to Tycho: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/apollo-mission-to-tycho-1969/ 4 @davehardy says: April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm The guy in the brown suit looks like Gene Roddenberry. 5 Kanaya says: July 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm His hairstyle and lngteh of hair on video of interview and at the time he got passport is the same. So is his dress, same shirt, same necktie. I would guess the video was made on the same day.