Posts tagged Space
The Earth Gazers by Christopher Potter

The race to go faster, further and higher has intoxicated man since before Icarus took to his wings.  In the 20th Century, man didn’t just take to the air, but slipped it’s confines for space.  A very select few (a total of 24 men) were able to gaze back and see our home in all it’s glory.  With The Earth Gazers, Christopher Potter looks how those men got up there and how what they felt was as important as what they saw.

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Into The Black by Rowland White

Rowland White's fourth book tells the tale of the development of the first two Space Shuttles, Enterprise and Columbia.  Following the crews that would glide Enterprise from the back of a 747 and then blast off atop the loudest rockets ever built, Into The Black is a fascinating tribute to Columbia

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The Martian by Andy Weir

I have a terrible habit of discovering great books late through film.  So, it is through another film I discover something I wish I'd picked up when it was released.  Ridley Scott's new film, due in November, is an adaptation of Andy Weir's The Martian.  It looks really good, even if the cast cross over with Interstellar's big "surprise" reveal is unfortunate.  I'll embed the trailer at the bottom, but it's the book were are going to chat about here.  Well, maybe, gush.  I read it in one sitting.

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