Category: 1985

Day of the Dead, 1985, directed by George Romero.

Philippe Caza cover art for Dying Earth by Jack Vance, 1985.

Saturn looms large over Mimas in “The Sword of Herschel” by Kim Poor, 1985.

River Phoenix in a publicity still for Explorers (1985)

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in a 1985 ad for Western Airlines.

A Peacekeeper missile blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 24 August 1985. (Air Force Space & Missile Museum)

“To the Stars!” postcards from the Soviet Union, 1985.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier, the brand-new Space Shuttle Atlantis arrives at Cape Canaveral on April 13, 1985. (NASA)

April 13, 1985 – Atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier, the brand-new Space Shuttle Atlantis arrives at Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

Stephen Hawking, 1985, pencil sketch by Yolanda Sonnabend, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London.