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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List
Space Books Recommended Reading
July 1st, 2015
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
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New Photo Book Presents Rare 'Snapshots' from NASA's Early 'Spaceshots'
'Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini'
June 12th, 2015
J.L. Pickering usually doesn't take kindly to books that claim "never before seen" NASA photos. One half of the team behind the new title "Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini," he's almost assuredly already seen them.
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Writing Hubble Telescope History: Q&A with Author Robert Zimmerman
'The Universe in a Mirror' by Robert Zimmerman
April 22nd, 2015
On the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, Space.com talked with science writer Robert Zimmerman, author of "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it."
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Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)
Star Trek's Warp Drive: Are We There Yet?
July 1st, 2015
In a pinch, would you rather drive that ship with dilithium crystals or good old-fashioned ion propulsion?
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'The Martian' Author Andy Weir Takes a Spin on NASA's Electric Rover
Author Andy Weir (left) takes a ride on NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during Mars Week in April 2015.
May 8th, 2015
Andy Weir, author of the acclaimed novel 'The Martian,' stopped by NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston recently and took the new Modular Robotic Vehicle for a test ride. See the photos here.
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'The Universe in a Mirror' (US, 2008): Book Excerpt
The Hubble Space Telescope in Orbit
April 22nd, 2015
An excerpt from the book "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it," demonstrates how the Hubble telescope transformed humanity's view of the universe.
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'The Orbital Perspective' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt
'The Orbital Perspective' by Garan
March 17th, 2015
NASA astronaut Ron Garan spent nearly 200 days in space, and now, he's written a book about his experiences.
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'The Fold' (US 2015): Book Excerpt
The Fold book cover, technobabble
July 1st, 2015
Excerpt from the novel "The Fold" by Peter Clines.
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Astronaut Celebrates World Book Day in Space with Tiny Tomes (Photo)
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti celebrated World Book Day in space on April 23, 2015 with this photo of five tiny books on the International Space Station.
April 23rd, 2015
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is not just a space traveler, she's apparently also a bibliophile who can't bear to be apart from her books, even in space. See how she celebrated World Book Day off Planet Earth.
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What 'Black Holes and Time Warps' Means to Me
'Black Holes & Time Warps'
April 21st, 2015
Astrophysicist Kip Thorne's book on black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne's willingness to engage the public.
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