Space Chronicles

  • by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by Mirron Willis
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully listenable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-listen prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.

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What the Critics Say

"A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up." (Air & Space)

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Entertaining read

Quite enjoyable book. Good to know someone is in there batting for space exploration. I did find the phrasing of Mirron Willis somewhat disconcerting but as with many things - you get used to it.
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- Peter Westley

NDT - Just Awesome

As usual, his writing is awesome. He lies somewhere between academic and educator being equally great as both.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios