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Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason. One is the namesake of a legendary space telescope. The other is virtually unknown outside the astronomy world. Combined, this unlikely duo changed humanity’s understanding of how the universe began.
Without exception, astronauts report seeing the Earth from space results in feeling a stronger, more protective connection with the Earth and a deepened awareness of the commonality of all human beings. The borders between countries disappear in the view from space; and the differences of cultures, politics, and competing religions disappear along with them.
A team of lunar explorers investigate a momentous discovery leading to an audacious mission aboard a restored extraterrestrial spacecraft to divert an extinction-capable asteroid from hitting Earth.
With this book Weir skips the rest of the solar system and heads straight out for interstellar space. Readers of science fiction that cares about both science/technology and people will find that Weir has come through, magnificently, yet again.
Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, by Suzanne Slade. Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray. Especially wonderful about this children’s book about Apollo are the illustrations by Thomas Gonzales that adorn almost every page—some of the finest space art I’ve ever seen. For the beauty of the story and the artwork, Countdown has won a number of well-deserved awards, including the National Science Teachers Association award for best STEM book of 2019.
Category: Children’s Books Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller Title: Daring Dozen: The Twelve who Walked on the Moon Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Alan Marks NSS Amazon link for this book Ages: 5 to 9 Format: Hardcover, Kindle Pages: 48 Publisher: Charlesbridge Date:...