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Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: David Brandt-Erichsen Title: Conquest of the Moon Author: Wernher von Braun, Willey Ley, Fred Whipple. Edited by Cornelius Ryan. Illustrated by:

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: David Brandt-Erichsen Title: Across the Space Frontier Author: Wernher von Braun, Willey Ley, Fred Whipple, Joseph Kaplan, Heinz Haber, Oscar Schachter.

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Masse Bloomfield Title: Science, Society and the Search for Life in the Universe Author: Bruce Jakosky NSS Amazon link for this

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: David Brandt-Erichsen Title: Where Is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox Author: Stephen Webb Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Publisher: Copernicus

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Allen G. Taylor Title: Red Thunder Author: John Varley NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Publisher: Ace

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Gina Hagler Title: Space Station Science Author: Marianne Dyson Illustrations: Full-color photos/illustrations Reading Level: Ages 9-12 NSS Amazon link for

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: Shanghaied to the Moon Author: Michael J. Daley Reading Level: Ages 9-12 NSS Amazon link for this

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: David Brandt-Erichsen Title: A Traveler’s Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet Author: William K. Hartmann NSS Amazon

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Brian L. Enke Title: Forbidden Cargo Author: Rebecca K. Rowe NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Publisher:

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Gina Hagler Title: Ilan Ramon: Israel’s First Astronaut Author: Tanya Lee Stone Illustrations: Full-color photographs Reading Level: Ages 4-8 NSS

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Robert Z. Pearlman Title: Kids to Space: A Space Traveler’s Guide Author: Lonnie Jones Schorer Reading Level: Ages 9-12 NSS

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Ken Murphy Reprinted from Ken’s Out of the Cradle website with permission Title: Lunar Descent Author: Allen Steele NSS Amazon link

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