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'Mars Up Close' (US 2014): Curiosity Rover Book Excerpt
The cover of Marc Kaufman's "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission" (National Geographic, 2014).
October 10th, 2014
An excerpt from Marc Kaufman's 'Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission,' which was published in August 2014 by National Geographic.
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Ridley Scott to Bring Andy Weir's 'The Martian' to Life in 2015
The Martian, orange cover
August 14th, 2014
A movie adaptation of the science fiction thriller "The Martian" written by Andy Weir is set to hit the silver screen next year.
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'Crater Trueblood' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
Crater Trueblood Book cover
July 9th, 2014
Crater Trueblood has his hands full in Homer Hickam's third "Helium-3" novel.
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Making History with SpaceShipOne: Pilot Brian Binnie Recalls Historic Flight
Brian Binnie with flag, x prize, spaceshipone
October 2nd, 2014
On Oct. 4, 2004, private test pilot Brian Binnie launched into space at the controls of SpaceShipOne, making commercial spaceflight history. See how Binnie piloted SpaceShipOne to help his team win the $10 million Ansari XPrize.
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'Make Your Own SpaceShipTwo,' Other Books Part of New Virgin Galactic Deal
Virgin Galactic Spaceshiptwo DK Books
August 6th, 2014
Virgin Galactic's commercial SpaceShipTwo will soon launch onto — and, in at least one example, out of — the pages of seven books thanks to a partnership between the private spaceflight company and DK, a publisher of illustrated reference books.
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'The Astronaut Wives Club': Book Excerpt
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Paperback
June 13th, 2014
Lily Koppel is a best-selling author and journalist. She first hit the bestseller's list with "The Red Leather Diary," and her newest book, "The Astronaut Wives Club" (Grand Central Publishing, 2014 in paperback), is also a hit.
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Celebrities, Stooges, and 25th-Century Reporters: Are Video Games Art or Merchandise? (Op-Ed)
gavel, legality, video games, copy rights
June 4th, 2014
Video games as art?
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'Curiosity' (US 2014): Mars Rover Book Excerpt
'Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen'
September 10th, 2014
An excerpt from "Curiosity," Rod Pyle's new book about NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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Taking Sid Meier's 'Civilization' Beyond Earth (Op-Ed)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
July 25th, 2014
When we were asked to design a new science-fiction entry in the "Sid Meier’s Civilization" series, it was one of those amazing moments when we realized we were going to have the chance to combine a love of game design with a love of science and space.
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'Innovation the NASA Way' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
Innovation the NASA Way, book excerpt, rod pyle
June 5th, 2014
NASA's approach to innovation applies far beyond just the aerospace industry.
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