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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Mark Lardas Title: Why Am I Taller? What Happens to an Astronaut’s Body in Space Author: Dr. Dave Williams and Elizabeth

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of Space

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Critical Mass Author: Daniel Suarez NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 464 pages Publisher: Dutton

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Delta-V Author: Daniel Suarez NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 448 Publisher: Dutton Date: April

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: A History of Near-Earth Objects Research Authors: Erik M. Conway, Donald K. Yeomans, and Meg Rosenburg NSS Amazon

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray Title: Far Side of the Moon: Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and the Woman Who Gave Him Wings

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. To celebrate twelve years of This Space Available, here are twelve spaceflight books – in no particular order, some

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind Author: Joseph Silk NSS Amazon link for

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: A Portrait of the Scientist as a young Woman: A Memoir Author: Lindy Elkins-Tanton NSS Amazon link

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: SpaceX: Starship to Mars – The First 20 Years Author: Erik Seedhouse NSS Amazon link for this

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Peter Spasov Title: Life in Space: NASA Life Sciences Research During the Late Twentieth Century Author: Maura Phillips Mackowski NSS Amazon

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller Title: The Big Book of Mars Author: Marc Hartzman NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 253

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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Nuclear Rockets: To the Moon and Mars Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 270 Publisher:

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Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates