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!
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
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
On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft safely returned to Earth from the moon. This excerpt from Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Nebraska, 2015) gives insight to the weight of this accomplishment. From Chapter 7: A Bunch … Continue reading OTD in 1969: Apollo 11 Returns to Earth
Still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq by Tom Basile “This book masterfully blends military history with politics and media studies, thus representing the truly multifaceted nature of … Continue reading Reading List: Happy Father’s Day!
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books
‘Tis the season for holiday gift guides! Dig into our backlist for perfect books for all the distinct personalities in your family. For your uncle who moonlights as a football historian: The NFL, Year One: The 1970 Season and the Dawn of Modern … Continue reading Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide
Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele (January 2017) is the newest book in the popular series, Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight. Francis French is the director of education at the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the coauthor of Into … Continue reading From the Desk of Francis French: Finding Apollo
The following is an excerpt from Fallen Astronauts: Heroes who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition by Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan (Nebraska, 2016). Introduction In the final phases of the last moon walk by the Apollo 15 astronauts on 2 … Continue reading EXCERPT: Fallen Astronauts