Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Come Fly with Us: NASA’s Payload Specialist Program (Nebraska, 2019) by Melvin Croft and John Youskauskas. About the Book: … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Come Fly with Us!
Spacefest is an annual gathering of NASA Apollo, Gemini, and shuttle astronauts, space historians, astronomical and scientific guest speakers, authors, astronomers, spacey vendors, phenomenal STEM/STEAM events, an IAAA space art show, and all things out of this world. The 10th … Continue reading UNP Authors at Spacefest X
The author of numerous books, Colin Burgess’s prodigious output is chiefly concerned with the remarkable history of human and robotic space exploration and the pioneering men and women who have ridden rockets into space. Working from his home near Sydney, … Continue reading From the Desk of Colin Burgess: A Salute to Stargazers
Books in the Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight series provide a popular history of spaceflight from the rocket scientists of the 1930s to today, focusing on the lives of astronauts, cosmonauts, technicians, scientists, and their families. These books place equal … Continue reading Series Update: Outward Odyssey
Books American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Listed as “New and Noteworthy” in The New York Times Book Review. Rival Gardens Connie Wanek Praise from Rain Taxi Review: “It takes remarkable restraint to refine language so it is this transparent … Continue reading News and Reviews
We’ve got all your beach/road trip/park/picnic/pool/inside-with-AC reading needs covered with our Summer Reading Sale! The following books (and many more) are available for thirty percent off, now through July 14. Great Plains Geology by R.F. Diffendal Jr. Describes the distinct features of fifty-seven … Continue reading Reading List: Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
The following excerpt is from Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele edited by Francis French. From Chapter 3: Astronaut Selection Six of the thirty-four candidates were dropped on account of their physical exams at Brooks. The remaining twenty-eight in mid-August … Continue reading Excerpt: Apollo Pilot
Last week, American astronaut Capt. Eugene A. Cernan passed away. Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, authors of Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition, remember him fondly. Burgess is the author or editor of several books on spaceflight, … Continue reading Eugene A. Cernan, Fallen Astronaut