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Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List

January 27th, 2016

By Leonard David Book Review: The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List, by Loretta Hall; Rio Grande Books; 2016; Cost: $15.95. Maybe it’s my old age setting in. But a new book just showed up in my mail box that is so timely. Loretta Hall has authored The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List – 100 Space […]

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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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Benefits of Space Exploration

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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Book Review: Living Among Giants – Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System

March 6th, 2015

Book Review: Living Among Giants – Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System by Michael Carroll; Book Publisher: Springer; $34.99 (Hardcover); 2015. Here is a fascinating and unique look at the outer Solar System, masterfully detailed in words and artwork regarding planned and imagined future human exploration and possible colonization. Carroll is a prominent prize-winning […]

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Book Review: The Art of Space

December 18th, 2014

Book Review: The Art of Space – The History of Space Art, From the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era by Ron Miller; Zenith Press/Quarto Publishing Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota; $35.00 (hardcover); September 2014. This is an impressive gathering of artwork, drawn together by Ron Miller, artist extraordinaire. The book is an eye-catching […]

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