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Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age
The wait is over! In the new book just released today, Space 2.0, space historian and Ad Astra editor Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, provides an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement. Space 2.0 is the definitive handbook for the new space age.read more
This is the memoir of Dr. Dave Williams, a Canadian astronaut and former Director of Space and Life Sciences at NASA. An overarching message of performing your best, living life in the moment, and overcoming failure and adversity provides inspiration for anyone wishing to become an astronaut.read more
Author Kim Stanley Robinson writes of turmoil, strife, political revolution and poetry on a Moon mostly settled by China. A sensory novel delivering the experience of the alien, both of China for westerners and the lunar environment. Robinson has always been an eclectically intelligent writer and this is a book well worth reading. Reviewed by Peter Spasov.read more
Category: Fiction Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray From Ad Astra Summer 2018 Title: Blue Gemini Author: Mike Jenne NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, audiobook Pages: 576 Publisher: Talos Date: May 2015 Retail Price: $24.99/16.99/12.99...read more
As we approach the 2019 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, this beautiful book is a perfect introduction for the younger generation who are not aware of this seminal event or the subsequent missions that followed. Written mostly in verse, it is both informative and visually pleasing, with excellent artwork and actual photographs.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