Lost in Space by Greg Klerkx
The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

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The daring, revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision, says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx. NASA, he contends, has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration into a factionalized bureaucracy focused primarily on its own survival. And as a result, humans haven’t ventured beyond Earth orbit for three decades. Klerkx argues that after its wildly successful Apollo program, NASA clung fiercely to the spotlight by creating a government-sheltered monopoly with a few Big Aerospace companies. Although committed in theory to supporting commercial spaceflight, in practice it smothered vital private-sector innovation. In striking descriptions of space milestones spanning the golden 1960s Space Age and the 2003 Columbia tragedy, Klerkx exposes the “real” NASA and envisions exciting public-private cooperation that could send humans back to the moon and beyond.


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About Greg Klerkx

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Greg Klerkx is a former senior manager of the SETI Institute, an independent space exploration and research institution based in California's Silicon Valley. Trained as a journalist, he won numerous news-writing awards and now divides his time between London and San Francisco. Lost in Space is his first book.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published January 13, 2004 by Vintage. 432 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The former director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute heaps the blame on NASA for putting the once magical dream of space exploration on life support.

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San Francisco Chronicle 3.5 of 5 Stars"Lost in Space is partly a harangue at NASA and partly a battle cry for the alternative space program, and it certainly offers an engaging counterpoint to the can-do rhetoric headed our way via Bush and NASA officials."

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