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Reads tagged with “space”

Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971
Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971

“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality.”

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A Vintage Scientific Paper Published as a 38-Stanza Poem
A Vintage Scientific Paper Published as a 38-Stanza Poem

Verse and vengeance in vintage Australian astrophysics.

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Astronomy for the Rest of Us: A Naked-Eye Tour of the Sky
Astronomy for the Rest of Us: A Naked-Eye Tour of the Sky

A field guide to stargazing, or how to see day and night the way your great-grandfather did.

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Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle
Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle

Celebrating a pioneering astronaut, remarkable role model, and tireless advocate of science literacy.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most  Important Thing to Know About the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most Important Thing to Know About the Universe

What our sense connectedness has to do with NASA’s budget and the osmosis of rationality and intuition.

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