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Blast Off: Visionary Vintage Children’s Book Celebrates Equality, Diversity, and Space Exploration
Blast Off: Visionary Vintage Children’s Book Celebrates Equality, Diversity, and Space Exploration

“The blackness of space was dotted with stars.”

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Success and the Meaning of Life
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Success and the Meaning of Life

“If you view crossing the finish line as the measure of your life, you’re setting yourself up for a personal disaster.”

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December 24, 1968: NASA Simulates Exactly What the Apollo 8 Astronauts Saw When They Took the Iconic Earthrise Photograph
December 24, 1968: NASA Simulates Exactly What the Apollo 8 Astronauts Saw When They Took the Iconic Earthrise Photograph

Cutting-edge technology reveals how one of history’s most important images almost didn’t happen.

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How to Watch the Un-sunlike Sun: Solar Eclipse Tips from Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell
How to Watch the Un-sunlike Sun: Solar Eclipse Tips from Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell

“It is always difficult to teach the man of the people that natural phenomena belong as much to him as to scientific people.”

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Irving Geis’s Pioneering Scientific Illustrations and Diagrams of Imaginary Flight Paths to Venus
Irving Geis’s Pioneering Scientific Illustrations and Diagrams of Imaginary Flight Paths to Venus

What the structure of DNA has to do with interplanetary travel and the cross-pollination of art and science.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

“Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare…”

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Weight and Weightlessness: The Science of Life in Space, in Charming Vintage Illustrations
Weight and Weightlessness: The Science of Life in Space, in Charming Vintage Illustrations

An impossibly lovely primer on how gravity works and why we don’t fall to the center of the earth daily.

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November 14, 1963: The First-Ever Footage from Space
November 14, 1963: The First-Ever Footage from Space

“Through the magic of the camera, earthlings take their first ride into space.”

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This Is Mars: Mesmerizing Ultra-High-Resolution NASA Photos at the Intersection of Art and Science
This Is Mars: Mesmerizing Ultra-High-Resolution NASA Photos at the Intersection of Art and Science

Unprecedented look at the ever-enchanting Red Planet, at once more palpable and more mysterious than ever.

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How Much a Planet Costs: Astronomy, Economics, and the Trouble with Pricing the Priceless
How Much a Planet Costs: Astronomy, Economics, and the Trouble with Pricing the Priceless

“In our lives we all in some way contribute to this greater choice, either drawing our collective future down to Earth or thrusting it out closer to the stars.”

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