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New Books for Future Mars Settlers

August 10th, 2015

New Books for Future Mars Settlers There are two new and invaluable books on Mars, both of them ideal for those ready to settle down on the Red Planet: – How We’ll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek – The International Mars Research Station – An exciting new plan to create a permanent human presence […]

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Book Review: The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

May 31st, 2015

The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by Ron Garan; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; $27.95 (Hardcover); 2015. There have been a number of “tell-all” books authored by former space travelers. But this book tells all and more. Ron Garan spent 178 days in space, carrying out […]

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Moonshots to Mars: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Spotlights Space Program

January 1st, 2015

Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s Global Public Square (GPS). “Americans used to understand moonshots inspire us, but also power America’s future,” Zakaria notes in a recent tweet. The GPS special airing called “Moonshots” on Sunday, January 4 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on CNN. A CNN opinion column was […]

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“Invisible Shield” Discovered over Earth

December 1st, 2014

  Scientists have discovered an “invisible shield” roughly 7,200 miles (11,500 kilometers) above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons” – highly charged electrons that can fry satellites, degrade space systems during intense solar storms, and pose serious health risks to astronauts. Researchers say that an “extremely sharp” boundary at the inner edge of the outer […]

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Spaceship Earth: A Look at Global Challenges

November 22nd, 2014

A new book – Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space – offers a stunning look at current global conservation challenges here on Earth and explores the role that information generated by remote-sensing satellites plays in effective terrestrial and marine conservation. Published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Arlington, Virginia, with […]

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