Posts Tagged ‘Flash Gordon’


Where was I last week?

January 7, 2014

in space

No, not really in space.

But one of the places we visited while in Virginia was the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air & Space Museum – and, if you have been there, you will know that it is spectacular!  The space is immense, but with sky walks, stairs and balconies, it is easy to navigate.  There were a lot of people there the day we visited.  The logical way the exhibits are laid out – and quality of the light and airiness of the space – contributed to a very pleasant experience.

Here are some more photos – but go there if you can.







Want to know how big the space shuttle is?  That is my almost six foot tall person standing there under it.

Since the topic is related to Air & Space, let me mention the 80th birthday of Flash Gordon:

Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934.  Ref. Wiki.

Flash Gordon

And this week’s Tattoo Tuesday photo:



Whose birthday am I celebrating?

January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday to Flash Gordon. This comic strip first appeared on January 7, 1934.


The comic strip follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins with Earth bombarded by fiery meteors. Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale, whose plane has crashed in the area, and the three travel to the planet Mongo, where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by Ming the Merciless, evil ruler of Mongo.

Flash Gordon later appeared in movies and on television, as well as in the comics.

Credit for the comic strip and quote – Wikipedia.