“A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & Space
America’s space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.
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. . .a new volume instead, of possibly even half the length, would have been richer and more straightforwardly successful.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
People complain that space missions are too expensive, an argument that Tyson is fond of dismantling.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
. . . he argues better than anyone I’ve seen why it’s a tragedy that the United States has no current vehicle for space exploration. . .Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
. . .a wonderful, engaging book that rejuvenated my cynical attitude towards politics and science in the United States.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
. . .the points Tyson makes tend to get diffused, rather than strengthened, through the mix of material in the book.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
As an easily accessible and enjoyable summary of what holds space exploration back and why we should push it forward, the book delivers.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
This is a must-have, easy to read book that anyone caring about NASA, global leadership, and the value of space exploration should own.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
Tyson makes a convincing case for his beliefs, though this book is more than just an argument.Read Full Review of Space Chronicles
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