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The History of Human Space Flight

“A fascinating human saga of dedication, competition, sacrifice, and achievement.”—Dave Finley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory “An ambitious and thorough history, extending back to the earliest risk takers and innovators who laid the groundwork for the astronauts and cosmonauts who would break the bonds of Earth.”—George Leopold, author of Calculated Risk “Brings many of the personalities […]

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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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Waiting for Contact

“A cogent, engaging history of humanity’s most ambitious quest–seeking outward for other minds.”–David Brin, author of Existence  “A fascinating perspective on humankind’s obsession for knowing if there is anyone else out there.”–Gerrit L. Verschuur, author of The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy “Squeri has written what will likely be the definitive history of […]

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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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Spies and Shuttles

We are proud to announce the publication of Spies and Shuttles: NASA’s Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA, by James E. David. “A pioneering work. David has performed a herculean task.”—Matthew M. Aid, author of Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight against Terror “Reveals the long, complicated, and fascinating relationship between NASA, […]

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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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