A veteran of the Apollo program continues a quixotic quest to send a small rocket of his own design 60 miles high and, in the process, save his soul. Maybe ours, too.
Week of February 26, 2003
There's a solution for NASA's management problems and foolish focus on manned spaceflight: no NASA
Eerie soundtrack monsters, rancorous punk Feederz, and a fervent hurdy-gurdy man
2001: A Space Odyssey; Up the Down Staircase; The Blackboard Jungle
Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.