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  • Book Review: “The Case For Space”

    Paul KnightlyJune 19th, 2019

    Title: The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility Author: Dr. Robert Zubrin Publisher: Prometheus Books, 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 395 ISBN: 978-1-63388-534-9 Retail Price: $25.00 The past decade of space travel has witnessed massive leaps in the viability of new commercial spaceflight ventures and the realignment […]

  • Book Review: It’s a Question of Space

    Jason RhianJune 24th, 2018

    There has been a wealth of books written about astronauts' experiences in space. A good many of these are accounts detailing what transpired behind the scenes. Few however have contained actual questions asked by the average citizen as well as the response. Former NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson works to address this in his latest offering - It's a Question of Space.

  • Review: Bringing Columbia Home

    Jason RhianNovember 26th, 2017

    It was one of NASA’s most tragic moments and Bringing Columbia Home, a new book drafted by noted author Jonathan Ward and the agency’s last Space Shuttle Launch Director, Michael Leinbach provide a review of STS-107, Shuttle Columbia’s final flight. An interview with the authors reminds us of just what was lost – and why it is important to remember the accident which placed NASA on the trajectory the agency is currently on.

  • Review: Weir focuses on the Moon with ‘Artemis’

    Jason RhianNovember 14th, 2017

    Over the course of the past year, public and private officials have altered their focus from Mars to a much closer target – Earth's Moon. Now, Andy Weir whose breakout success was based on the adventures of a castaway on the Red Planet has followed suit with his latest offering – Artemis.

  • Review: Astronomy Saves the World: Securing our Future Through Exploration and Education

    Jason RhianDecember 24th, 2016

    Just because he is busy preparing his scientific payload to fly in a SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft on the upcoming CRS-10 mission for NASA, doesn't mean Dan Batcheldor Ph.D. doesn't have other irons in the fire. One of these is his new book – "Astronomy Saves the World: Securing our Future Through Exploration and Education".

  • Review: Incredible Stories From Space

    Jason RhianDecember 18th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Having met Nancy Atkinson in the waning days of the Shuttle era, I was flattered when she asked me to write for Universe Today. I was flattered by her again when she asked me to review her book. Flattery gave way to respect and appreciation upon reading "Incredible Stories from Space".