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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Jim Donovan
Adult Nonfiction - 629.454 Don

Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it.

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The Soviet Space Program: The Lunar Mission Years, 1959-1976

This book chronologically examines the fifty-nine missions the USSR sent or intended to send to the moon from 1959 to 1976. Eventually, the Soviets finally abandoned the idea of a manned moon landing and for the following decade and a half claimed that they never conducted such a program.

The Soviet Space Program: The Lunar Mission Years, 1959-1976

Eugen Reichl
Adult Nonfiction - 629.45 Rei

This book chronologically examines the fifty-nine missions the USSR sent or intended to send to the moon from 1959 to 1976. Eventually, the Soviets finally abandoned the idea of a manned moon landing and for the following decade and a half claimed that they never conducted such a program.

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Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space

A rich visual history of real and fictional space stations, illustrating pop culture's influence on the development of actual space stations and vice versa.

Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space

Gary Kitmacher
Adult Nonfiction - 629.442 Kit

A rich visual history of real and fictional space stations, illustrating pop culture's influence on the development of actual space stations and vice versa.

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Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)

A layman's guide to the cosmos is arranged in a question-and-answer format to discuss astronomy, physics, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the practical realities of life for humans in outer space, and insights into space exploration.

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)

Michael Wall
Adult Nonfiction - 576.839 Wal

A layman's guide to the cosmos is arranged in a question-and-answer format to discuss astronomy, physics, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the practical realities of life for humans in outer space, and insights into space exploration.

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Earth-shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe

Examines cosmic collisions, exploding black holes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, discussing the science behind them and exploring the potential they have to destroy life.

Earth-shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe

Bob Berman
Adult Nonfiction - 523.18 Ber

Examines cosmic collisions, exploding black holes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, discussing the science behind them and exploring the potential they have to destroy life.

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The Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA.

The Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

Christian Davenport
Adult Nonfiction - 920 Dav

Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA.

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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley
Adult Nonfiction - 629.454 Bri

A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

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Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer

Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk began her flying career in the 1950s, eventually becoming a flight instructor and National Transportation Safety Board air-crash investigator. Her greatest achievement is often overlooked: Funk was one of the Mercury 13, the women who put the first cracks in NASA's glass ceiling with their participation in the 1961 Women in Space program. Funk comes across as a determined and intrepid octogenarian—she has bought a ticket on Virgin Galactic and still hopes to reach space.

Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer

Sue Nelson
Adult Nonfiction - 921 Funk Nel

Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk began her flying career in the 1950s, eventually becoming a flight instructor and National Transportation Safety Board air-crash investigator. Her greatest achievement is often overlooked: Funk was one of the Mercury 13, the women who put the first cracks in NASA's glass ceiling with their participation in the 1961 Women in Space program. Funk comes across as a determined and intrepid octogenarian—she has bought a ticket on Virgin Galactic and still hopes to reach space.

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Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

A space historian explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society, and weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo’s history to draw readers into his analysis.

Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

Roger D Launius

A space historian explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society, and weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo’s history to draw readers into his analysis.

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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Ron Cowen offers a sweeping account of the century of experimentation that has consistently confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He shows how we got from Eddington’s pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, aimed at starlight wrapping around the black hole at our galaxy’s center.

Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Ron Cowen

Ron Cowen offers a sweeping account of the century of experimentation that has consistently confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He shows how we got from Eddington’s pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, aimed at starlight wrapping around the black hole at our galaxy’s center.

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