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
Francis French is the coauthor of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965 (Nebraska, 2007) and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Nebraska, 2010). His books and others are available for 50% off in our Spaceflight Sale for … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Astronaut”
Colin Burgess is the author of several books on spaceflight, including Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Cancelled Space Missions (Nebraska, 2019), Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969–1975 (Nebraska, 2010), and Teacher in Space: Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Legacy … Continue reading Neil Armstrong: Just Too Good a Pilot?
This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In celebration of this enormous milestone we are offering a 50% discount on its celebrated spaceflight books. From the unsung heroes of mission control to the space … Continue reading Spaceflight Sale
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
Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and has served with distinction, earning many personal awards during her twenty-six years of duty. She wrote Changing the Rules of Engagement: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Leadership from … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better
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
John Youskauskas is a captain for a major fractional business jet operator. He has also served as an aviation safety board member and has contributed to a number of aviation safety publications. He teamed up with co-author Melvin Croft to write … Continue reading From the Desk of John Youskauskas: Precious Cargo
Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Review from the New York Times Book Review: “Batkie’s stories shrewdly commingle the hopeless and the hopeful.” The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Hispanic World, 1779–1939 Richard L. Kagan Review from Kirkus: “Interesting … Continue reading News and Reviews