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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List
Space Books Recommended Reading
August 20th, 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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'Space Careers' Book Shows How to Find an Out-of-This-World Job
'Space Careers' Book
July 23rd, 2015
A new guide breaks down how to choose a career in the space industry — and how to land a truly out-of-this-world job.
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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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'How We'll Live on Mars' (US 2015): Book Excerpt
'How We'll Live on Mars'
August 19th, 2015
Journalist Stephen Petranek thinks living on Mars is far more than science fiction — he believes it will happen within the next 20 years.
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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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Syfy Channel Bringing 4 Awesome Sci-Fi Books to TV Soon
SyFy's 'Childhood's End'
August 14th, 2015
SyFy Channel will launch TV adaptations of two epic science fiction books in December with two more in the works. The shows are 'Childhood's End' based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Expanse,' 'Gateway' and 'Hyperion.'
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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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