Category: 1980s

TODAY IN HISTORY: True-color (left) and false-…

TODAY IN HISTORY: True-color (left) and false-color views of Uranus, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe, January 17, 1986.

(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

“Johannes Johannsen, a Harvard man now working…

“Johannes Johannsen, a Harvard man now working for Pacific Bell, watches a play in ‘NFL Challenge,’ the computer football game he helped design.” Los Angeles, January 16, 1986. Photo by Mike Mullen. (Los Angeles Public Library)

Exploring virtual reality at NASA’s Ames Resea…

Exploring virtual reality at NASA’s Ames Research Center, 1989.

Anti-nuke protest at the Diablo Canyon nuclear…

Anti-nuke protest at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, California, January 14, 1984. Photo by Mike Mullen.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982, directe…

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982, directed by Nicholas Meyer.

Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Al…

Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album, 1980, RSO Records, featuring the disco sounds of Meco, aka Domenico Monardo. Cover art by Ralph McQuarrie.

Behold an Ewok Santa Claus in Ralph McQuarrie …

Behold an Ewok Santa Claus in Ralph McQuarrie artwork for the 1983 Lucasfilm Christmas card.

Ralph McQuarrie illustrates a cozy holiday sce…

Ralph McQuarrie illustrates a cozy holiday scene with R2-D2, C-3PO, and a Santa Claus-ish figure for the 1980 Star Wars Christmas card sent out by Lucasfilm.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982, directe…

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982, directed by Nicholas Meyer.

Ralph McQuarrie illustrates a cozy holiday sce…

Ralph McQuarrie illustrates a cozy holiday scene with R2-D2, C-3PO, and a Santa Claus-ish figure for the 1980 Star Wars Christmas card sent out by Lucasfilm.