Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel

Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel

by Robert Zimmerman

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BN ID: 2940161318508
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Zimmerman is an award-winning science journalist and historian who has written five books and more than a hundred articles on science, engineering, and the history of space exploration and technology. He also regularly reports about space, science, politics, technology, and culture at his website, Behind the Black.com. His third book, Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel was awarded the American Astronautical Society's Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award in 2003 as the best space history for the general public.

His magazine and newspaper articles have appeared in Science, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Air & Space, Natural History, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Wired, Invention & Technology and a host of other publications. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism, for his essay in The Sciences, "There She Blows," on the 35-year-old astronomical mystery of gamma ray bursts.

In addition to his writing, Mr. Zimmerman is also a cave explorer and cartographer, and has participated in numerous projects exploring and mapping previously unknown caves across the United States. It is this activity that has allowed him to actually "go where no one has gone before," thus providing him a better understanding of the perspective of engineers and scientists as they struggle to push the limits of human knowledge.

He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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