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Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
by George D Morgan
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This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's... (read more)

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
by Carl Sagan
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Sagan (astronomy, Cornell U.) continues the scientific voyage begun in his bestseller, Cosmos, suggesting that our survival depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds, and advocating spending "billions and billions" on ditching this... (read more)

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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space
by Lynn Sherr
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The definitive biography of Sally Ride, Americaand#8217;s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Rideand#8217;s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boysand#8217; club to a more... (read more)

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Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
by Gene Kranz
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"A rich, behind-the-scenes account of the experts who held the lives of America's first space explorers in their hands." -- Mark Carreau, Houston Chronicle... (read more)

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We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
by Richard Paul
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The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space... (read more)

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Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the Dod and CIA
Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the Dod and CIA
by James E David
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andldquo;A pioneering work. David has performed a herculean task by pulling together for the first time hundreds of formerly classified documents to tell the fascinating story of NASAandrsquo;s intimate and extremely sensitive relations with the CIA and... (read more)

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
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If you like your science served up with a side of humor and a little bit (okay, sometimes a lot) of the gross-out factor, Mary Roach is the lady for you. In Packing for Mars, we explore the less-discussed aspects of space travel and how the astronauts... (read more)

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Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8
Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8
by Robert Zimmerman
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An account of the 1968 Apollo 8 mission to the moon, weaving details of the mission into the saga of the three astronauts' careers, family lives, and the emotional and spiritual after-effects of their historic journey. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc.... (read more)

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Sally Ride: America S First Woman in Space
Sally Ride: America S First Woman in Space
by Lynn Sherr
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The definitive biography of Sally Ride, Americaand#8217;s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Rideand#8217;s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boysand#8217; club to a more... (read more)

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Last Man on the Moon Astronaut Eugene C
Last Man on the Moon Astronaut Eugene C
by Eugene Cernan
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"This is an exciting, insider's take on what it was like to become one of the first humans in space." --Publishers Weekly "Eugene Cernan offers unique insight...[he's] experienced it all" --African Sun Times "A fascinating book...Cernan pulls few... (read more)

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The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
by Jim Bell
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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft missionand#151; told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissariesand#151;11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and... (read more)

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October Sky
October Sky
by Homer Hickam
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Mars: Science Fiction to Colonization
Mars: Science Fiction to Colonization
by Flash Guides (cor)
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Mars: Science Fiction to Colonization, explores how science fiction has emerged into scientific fact as the prospect of colonizing Mars grows ever more tangible. From modern technology borne straight from the pages of classic novels to the Space Race... (read more)

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Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science
Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science
by M. G. Lord
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A daughter's journey to rediscover her father and understand the culture of space engineers During the late 1960s, while M. G. Lord was becoming a teenager in Southern California and her mother was dying of cancer, Lord's father-an archetypal, remote... (read more)

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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
by Chris Impey
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"When the history of the last fifty years can be viewed in a more balanced perspective, some of its most inspirational highlights will surely be the major space projects--often international in scope--that have voyaged to distant planets, extended our... (read more)

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NASA Mars Rovers Manual: 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) (Owners' Workshop Manual)
NASA Mars Rovers Manual: 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) (Owners' Workshop Manual)
by David Baker
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Is there life on Mars? This age-old question has prompted many missions to Mars, with the most recent rover, Curiosity, having safely landed in August 2012 amid a blaze of publicity. This manual covers the development, design and engineering of three... (read more)

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Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars
Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars
by Janet Vertesi
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In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Opportunity first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than... (read more)

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Rocket Boys: A Memoir
Rocket Boys: A Memoir
by Homer Hickam
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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The great Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, PBS/Nova host, and ambassador to all sorts of interstellar and cosmic awesomeness, is also the author of nearly a dozen books. His newest, Space Chronicles: Facing the... (read more)

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The great Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, PBS/Nova host, and ambassador to all sorts of interstellar and cosmic awesomeness, is also the author of nearly a dozen books. His newest, Space Chronicles: Facing the... (read more)

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