Review: Eight Years to the Moon

Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Mission by Nancy Atkinson Page Street Publishing, 2019 hardcover, 240 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-62414-490-5 US$35.00 The surge of books published in recent months tied to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 has typically included similar casts of characters. There’s Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins, of course; John F. Kennedy and other ...

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To Keep Boldly Going: NASA’s New Plan for the Voyager Mission

Artist’s concept of one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, including the location of the cosmic ray subsystem (CRS) instrument. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech With all of the current and recent planetary missions throughout the Solar System, it may be easy to forget sometimes that there are still some older spacecraft that have been traveling for decades now. Two of these – Voyagers ...

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Review: Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age by Robert Stone and Alan Andres Ballatine, 2019 hardcover, 384 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-5247-9812-3 US$32.00 As the 50th anniversary celebrations of Apollo 11 reach their crescendo this month, television is getting into the act. A number of documentaries and other special programming is ...

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