Book Review: Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Book Review: Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Archaeology and spaceflight are two things most people rarely ever mention in the same sentence.  One is associated with excavating the ground below to learn about humanity’s past. The other involves reaching beyond the sky for a better human future. Nothing in common, right? Not if you read Dr. Alice Gorman’s book.

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Book Review: The Shiva Encounter

Book Review: The Shiva Encounter

The Shiva Encounter is a sequel to Cook’s Arcadia Mars and The Aquila Mission. Shiva is a one-hundred kilometer asteroid with a one in fifty probability of striking Earth during the year 2079. The story is about how some Martian colonists intend to save the day. Presumably, a future book will show if humanity succeeded in diverting the asteroid. In addition, there is an extraterrestrial artifact apparently connected to the fate of humanity.

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Men Not Quite From Space: O’Leary and O’Neill’s 1970s Pop Culture Moments, Part Two

Men Not Quite From Space: O’Leary and O’Neill’s 1970s Pop Culture Moments, Part Two

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. A previous installment of This Space Available discussed Dr. Brian O’Leary’s ubiquity in op-eds and media before and after the publication of his 1970 memoir, The Making of an Ex-Astronaut. While there is not enough space in a blog format to discuss Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill’s pop culture presence throughout the 1970s – indeed, he rose to a level of fame enjoyed by another working scientist from that era, Dr. Carl Sagan – we’ll discuss selected appearances from television shows and in print.

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