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10 books about space travel
Pick up one of these featured titles on space travel in May 2021.
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
This book was published 2 years ago by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.
The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! by Mark Brake
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published 5 years ago by Racehorse and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
In the 21st Century, we're on the edge of developing much of the technology from "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..". These fantasies aren't as impossible as you might think!
Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age by Rod Pyle
Category: Astronautics & Space Flight
This book was published 2 years ago by BenBella Books and takes approximately 10.0 hours to read.
Along with the National Space Society, a foremost space historian and author offers an inside look at the next 20 years in space flight.
The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Hidden Gems (RUNNING PRESS) by Emma Jacobs
Category: Arts & Photography
This book was published 2 years ago by Running Press Adult and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
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Our Solar System: An Exploration of Planets, Moons, Asteroids, and Other Mysteries of Space by Lisa Reichley
This book was published last year by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.
Suit up for an expedition into the mysteries of our amazing solar system and beyond The universe is huge. With more than 100 billion galaxies and billions of orbiting astronomical bodies, there's so much to learn. Rocket through the cosmos, and discover everything there is to know about our exciting and mysterious solar system! From the bright, burning sun to the icy Kuiper Belt, this easy reference guide is packed with fascinating facts about the terrestrial planets, gas giants, and dwarf planets, plus other orbiting astronomical bodies such as satellites and asteroids. Then, explore further into the unknown as you learn about mysterious bodies such as comets and clouds, and how much more we have to discover! Our Solar System includes: Fact-filled flight--Learn all about the astronomical bodies in our solar system with profiles covering size, distance from the sun, the length of each year, and more. Tiny but mighty--Enjoy a detailed look at the smaller bodies in our solar system such as dwarf planets, satellites, asteroids, and the objects in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort cloud. Out-of-this-world photos--Get up close and personal with real, vibrant photos of our very special solar system. Rocket through the cosmos and explore the many mysteries of our magnificent solar system!
Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond by James Trefil
Category: Astronautics & Space Flight
This book was published 3 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin. In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide (Deluxe Edition) by Daniel Wallace
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published 3 years ago by Epic Ink and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Recovered from a strong box on the Millennium Falcon, Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Drydon Vos, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy's underworld. The lengths to which the underworld will go for a legendary prize is unparalleled. What started as a simple logbook with a piece of valuable information was soon stolen, traded, and smuggled around the outer rim and shady ports. With each pirate, thief, gambler, and criminal who took possession of the book, new insight and details were added, creating the Smuggler's Guide--a coveted collection of hidden treasure locations, advice, and hard-earned data.
What's Out There?: A Book about Space (Grosset & Dunlap All Aboard Book) by Lynn Wilson
Category: Aeronautics & Space
This book was published 28 years ago by Grosset & Dunlap and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Text and illustrations provide information about the sun, moon, and planets that make up our solar system.
Super Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for Kids by PhD Bruce Betts
This book was published 2 years ago by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 4.1 hours to read.
Discover a universe of fun and amazing facts about space! Take an exciting, fact-filled journey that goes where all great space books for kids should--to our solar system and beyond! Super Cool Space Facts is bursting with info about stormy planets, exploding stars, weird black holes, amazing landers, and more. Blast past other space books for kids with: Galaxies of wonder--Launch into learning with awesome and easy-to-digest facts about everything from asteroids hurtling through space to astronauts on the International Space Station. Entertaining information--Fill your outer space adventure with the jokes, big word alerts, and fascinating mysteries of the universe all space books for kids should have. Full-color photos--See how cool space is with incredible pictures of stars, galaxies, planets, constellations, and more. Super Cool Space Facts brings you out-of-this-world fun--and a must have title for anyone interested in space books for kids.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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