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The author skillfully uses the dual biography format in this revealing examination of the personalities and careers of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, two women who aggressively pursued aviation careers and met head-to-head in the early 1960s when Dr. Randy Lovelace began testing women’s potential suitability as astronauts.
This book covers the history behind the search for life on Mars, written by a person who was intimately involved in this history. Despite the short length of 288 pages, the book has enough interesting facts and anecdotes to satisfy both serious Mars enthusiasts and newcomers to the subject.
By Dale Skran SpaceX continued to push the envelope of reusability with a November 24, 2020 launch of the 16th Starlink mission, bringing the total number of Starlinks launched to 955. For the first time, a Falcon 9 first stage flew and was recovered for the 7th time,...
This Space Available, By Emily Carney. The Arecibo Observatory was essential in discovering features of inner solar system planets, including Mars and Venus. Venus, the truly lesser-understood of the two planets, enjoyed an all-too-brief period of space exploration from the 1970s to the 1990s. Observations from Arecibo, used alongside observations by spacecraft, deepened our knowledge of the “Island of Clouds” (as referred to by author Gerald Brennan).
This Space Available, by Emily Carney. A documentary set to debut tomorrow on Disney+ sets out to recapture the actual world of the first U.S. astronauts, early NASA, and the people behind the effort to send the first Americans to space. The Real Right Stuff not only tells the astronauts’ story, but newly unearthed sources set the mood of the era – when the whole country and world were turned on to a new Space Age future.
National Space Society's Ongoing Support for Commercial Spaceflight Shows Results On Tuesday, at 11:01 pm Eastern Time, SpaceX’s Crew-1 flight successfully docked with the International Space Station in its first operational flight with a crew of four. The National...
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