Reviews and Blog Posts: space

Neil deGrasse Tyson is back!

oh my gosh he's back!

I’m not sure about you, but I miss seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson on NOVA. Good news! He revamped Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and it is airing on Fox (KDVR 31) starting this Sunday at 8. It’s been a great year and a half for science documentaries and books, so if you need more geek in your week, here’s a list:

Some of my current favorite documentaries:

Final fantasy the spirits within

DPL Rating:
4

This movie is better than you’d expect. It seems like video game related movies are ill-received, but the story and the imagery are enchanting.  The animation is done well, at times seems a little dated, but doesn’t take away from it being a good story and the important parts of...

Revelation space

by Alastair Reynolds

DPL Rating:
4

Just so you know where I stand as a reviewer: if you start off your book with a deadly "razor storm" bearing down on archaeologists at a dig site on an alien planet, I'll probably follow your story wherever it goes from there. I just can’t get enough of that...

Orbiter

by Warren Ellis

DPL Rating:
3

Orbiter is a short and fantastical story about the mysterious return of the shuttle Venture. After Venture and its crew disappeared ten years ago, the world favored safety over curiosity and abandoned the idea of manned space flight. Now, the seemingly underemployed veterans of the space program must investigate Venture’s...

49th Anniversary of 1st American in Space

Today (May 5, 2010) is the 49th anniversary of Alan Shepard's 15-minute space flight - the first space flight by an American.

At 10:34 a.m. Eastern Daylight time on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard was the first American launched into space. The story was front-page news in the New York Times, and probably every other paper in the land. Check out the NYT front page story.

Binky the space cat

by Ashley Spires

DPL Rating:
4

Binky has just received word from F.U.R.S.T (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel): he is now Space Cat qualified. Join Binky as he trains for his mission to leave Earth (and the house!), explore new worlds, and battle aliens (well, bugs). He builds his rocket ship, packs his...

You are the first kid on Mars

by Patrick O'Brien

DPL Rating:
0

What would it be like if you were the first kid to visit Mars? This book will show you what it might be like. First, read all about what it is like to travel in space. Then, see what the surface of Mars looks like and imagine how people might...

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