In honor of the 40th anniversary of STS-1, the first launch of the Columbia Space Shuttle, authors from our Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight Series are coming together on April 10, 2021 for an online event, Columbia and … Continue reading Outward Odyssey Authors: Remembering STS-1
Books Cold War Resistance: The International Struggle over Antibiotics Praise in the LA Review of Books: “Landas’s book is timely in the COVID-19 era, not just because it shows how much control pathogens have over our lives but also because … Continue reading News and Reviews
Congratulations to the following authors who have been recently been recognized for their work. In the 2019 Foreword Indie Awards, From Chernobyl with Love by Katya Cengel was chosen as the Gold winner for Autobiography and Memoir. The Virgin of … Continue reading Recent Award Winners & Finalists
The Outward Odyssey series provides 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 emphasis on the Soviets and … Continue reading Outward Odyssey Authors Reflect on First Flights
Today is National Astronaut Day! Celebrate by participating in numerous Astronaut Activities or revisit your favorite space book. Author and Nebraska’s only astronaut, Clay Anderson, will be reading today 1:00 p.m. EST on his Facebook Live feed to benefit Reading … Continue reading National Astronaut Day
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