On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into space, but not before he famously urged the ground crew “Why don’t you fellows solve your little problems and light this candle.” But who did light that candle? At the time Kurt Debus refused to...
Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe, and hasn't stopped traveling since. He loves seeing the wonders of the world and meeting the people in it, and hasn't been anywhere that doesn't have the potential for a story.
He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.
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