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Author: Robert Godwin. Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller. The goal of this book is to reveal little known, but key participants and decisions, in the road to the Moon paved by the Apollo Project during the 1960s.
Ambassadors from Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft, by Jay Gallentine. Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray. It’s impossible to do justice to the epic scope of this book in a short review. What Tom Wolfe did for the astronauts in The Right Stuff, Gallentine does for robotic explorers in this wonderful book.
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.
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...
Children love nursery rhymes and Hey-Ho to Mars We’ll Go is a captivating version of the classic, The Farmer in the Dell. Parents or other caregivers may sing or simply read the lyrics. This playful story is magical in a scientific way.
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.