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The Final Mission

“An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments.”—P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space  “Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America’s twentieth-century space heritage.”—Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold […]

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and […]

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Mission Control

“We have all seen NASA’s mission control centers at moments of both triumph and tragedy. Johnson makes a significant contribution to spaceflight history by analyzing their pivotal role.”—Roger Launius, associate director for collections and curatorial affairs, National Air and Space Museum “Addresses a critical yet neglected topic in the history of space exploration, namely the […]

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Now Available in Paperback!

Trout: A True Story of Murder, Teens, and the Death Penalty by Jeff Kunerth “A fascinating and volatile topic.”—Publishers Weekly “Tracks the downward journey of three adolescents involved in the 1991 robbery of a Trout Auto Parts store in Pensacola, FL, during which a clerk named Billy Wayne Coker was shot and killed. . . […]

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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

In the two decades since the fiery tragedy on January 28, 1986, which marked the U.S. space program’s first fatal in-flight accident, no historians have fully recorded nor has the technical aerospace community fully discussed the reasons the mission failed and resulted in the death of seven astronauts. Not even the 1986 Congressional hearings brought […]

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