Daily Archives: 25.11.2019

Review: Extraterrestrial Languages

Extraterrestrial Languages by Daniel Oberhaus MIT Press, 2019 hardcover, 264 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-04306-9 US$24.95 Often in science fiction the difficulties of communications between two alien species is minimized: think, for example, of Star Trek’s universal communicator or Han Solo and Greedo speaking in their own languages in the Mos Eisely cantina yet understanding each other (but good luck figuring out ...

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Hills and Valleys: Remembering Apollo 12’s Hair-Raising Ride to the Moon, 50 Years Ago (Part 2)

Alan Bean carries the panniers of the first Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) across the dusty terrain for installation. Photo Credit: NASA Fifty years ago, this month, America triumphantly completed the second voyage with humans to the surface of the Moon. As outlined in last weekend’s AmericaSpace history article, the Apollo 12 crew of Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad, Command ...

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