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The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe
The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe

The spirituality of space exploration as self-exploration.

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Mockup Diagram Drawings of the Interior of the Space Shuttle, 1981
Mockup Diagram Drawings of the Interior of the Space Shuttle, 1981

“This is a start to get a ‘feeling’ for space.”

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Ray Bradbury’s Unpublished Poems and His Meditation on Science vs. Religion
Ray Bradbury’s Unpublished Poems and His Meditation on Science vs. Religion

“It is a small thing, this dear gift of life handed us mysteriously out of immensity.”

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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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The Best Science Books of 2012
The Best Science Books of 2012

From cosmology to cosmic love, or what your biological clock has to do with diagraming evolution.

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Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot
Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

“The aggregate of our joy and suffering…every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization…every young couple in love…lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

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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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