Book Reviews and Recommended Reading
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Opinions expressed are those of the reviewers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Space Society. To get a book reviewed by NSS: send query with book description to email@example.com. Do NOT send attached files with your query. Do NOT mail books to the NSS address. We usually respond to queries within 10 days. Note: review copies must be provided free. They can be electronic, but books must also be available in print. We are ONLY interested in books about human exploration and settlement of space.
The NASA Letters, by Don A. Nelson. One man’s fight for a commercially run, automated Space Shuttle. Reviewed by Robert A. Lee.read more
The Space Shuttle Program: Technologies and Accomplishments, by Davide Sivolella. Excellent review of the shuttle in terms of employing its special characteristics in operational use. Reviewed by Ted Spitzmiller.read more
Mission to Methone, by Les Johnson. A prospecting mission finds an asteroid that turns out to be an ancient alien spacecraft. Reviewed by Bart Leahy.read more
Arkwright, by Allen Steele (2016). The Arkwright foundation sends a robotic ship with frozen human gametes to an exoplanet twenty-two light years from Earth. Reviewed by Peter Spasov.read more
Miguel and Michelle Visit Spaceport America by Loretta Hall (2017). This book captures the experience of two children on a school field trip to New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Reviewed by Marianne Dyson.read more
Mission to Pluto by Mary Kay Carson (2017). Outstanding “group biography” including profiles of the New Horizons mission team members and the dwarf planet itself. Reviewed by Marianne Dyson.read more