Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

The inside, lesser known story of NASA s boldest and riskiest mission Apollo 8, mankind s first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968 A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers

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

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 s

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

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

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

The 1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind brings us a stunning new vision of our future in space Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whethe

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

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

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn t turn to male graduates Rather, they recruited an elite group of

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

For the 50th anniversary, the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a m

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)

In the vein of Randall Munroe s What If meets Brian Green s Elegant Universe, a senior writer from leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what s really out there We ve all asked ourselves the question It s impossible to look up at the stars a


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 sci