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Cosmos and Culture

March 29th, 2010

Cosmos & Culture – Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context, edited by Steven J. Dick and Mark L. Lupisella; NASA History Series (NASA SP-2009-4802); Washington, D.C.; CASI Price: $25.00. GPO Price: $61.00; 2009. Note: Other commercial vendors such as Amazon.com are also expected to sell this book. Also, a PDF version of this book can […]

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NASA’s First Class of Female Astronauts

March 29th, 2010

From left to right are Shannon W. Lucid, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Judith A. Resnik, Anna L. Fisher, and Sally K. Ride. NASA selected all six women as their first female astronaut candidates in January 1978, allowing them to enroll in a training program that they completed in August 1979. Image Credit: NASA

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Preparing Discovery for Flight

March 26th, 2010

A specialized transporter brought the payload canister to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for the STS-131 mission. The canister, which is the same dimensions as the shuttle’s cargo bay, held the Leonardo supply module during the move from processing to the shuttle. Leonardo will be packed inside space shuttle Discovery for launch. In this image, the payload canister holding the Leonardo supply module is hoisted to the clean room at Launch pad 39A. Image Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller

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Hubble

March 22nd, 2010

Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time by Edward Weiler; Abrams, New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; April 2010. Next month, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 20th anniversary since it was deployed by a shuttle crew to begin its orbiting of the Earth. Hubble’s inspection of the surrounding universe has trumped ground-based telescopes. […]

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We Are Not Alone

March 12th, 2010

We Are Not Alone – Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life by Dirk Schulze-Makuch and David Darling; Oneworld Publications, New York, New York; (soft cover) $19.95; 2010. Extraterrestrial life is astrobiological fact – no longer a head-scratching question to ponder. That’s the argument advanced by the authors in a captivating look at the latest […]

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