Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

21 February 2020 | By Scott Kelly | Filed in: astronomy.

Antes de conquistar Marte, debemos aprender a sobrevivir en el espacio Un libro ejemplar sobre el triunfo de la imaginaci n humana, la fuerza de voluntad y las maravillas infinitas de la galaxia Scott Kelly es el hombre que m s tiempo ha pasado en el espacio, 340 d as, durante los cuales ha visto

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

21 February 2020 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: astronomy.

In this far reaching foray into the millennia long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co author Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war Spanning early celestial navigation to

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

21 February 2020 | By Steven H. Strogatz | Filed in: astronomy.

Without calculus, we wouldn t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound We wouldn t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz s

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

21 February 2020 | By Helaine Becker | Filed in: astronomy.

The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the book and film Hidden Figures You ve likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13

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

21 February 2020 | By Christian Davenport | Filed in: astronomy.

The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

21 February 2020 | By Alan Stern | Filed in: astronomy.

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that fueled the greatest space mission of our time New Horizons misison to Pluto On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

21 February 2020 | By Sean Carroll | Filed in: astronomy.

As you read these words, copies of you are being created Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to

No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon

21 February 2020 | By Buzz Aldrin | Filed in: astronomy.

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he s gathered through his event filled life both in outer space and on earth in this inspiring guide to life for the next generation Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin He is a

One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

21 February 2020 | By Charles Fishman | Filed in: astronomy.

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.President John F Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970 No group was

Cosmos

21 February 2020 | By Carl Sagan | Filed in: astronomy.

Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing

A Brief History of Time

21 February 2020 | By Stephen Hawking | Filed in: astronomy.

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

21 February 2020 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: astronomy.

What is the nature of space and time How do we fit within the universe How does the universe fit within us There s no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson But today, few of us have time to contemplate the

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

21 February 2020 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: astronomy.

A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation s best known astrophysicist One of today s best popularizers of science Kirkus Reviews Loyal readers of the monthly Universe essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson s talent for guiding them