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Mission: Mars – Get Ready for the Future of Space Exploration by Pascal Lee; Scholastic Inc., New York; $6.99 (paperback); September 2013.

Looking for a link to Mars for that special Christmas present?

Here’s a book recommended for ages 9-12, but readers of all ages can find value in this fun and fact-filled publication.

The author is a “been there, done that”...

Based on a statistical analysis of all the Kepler observations, astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life. Credit: Petigura/UC Berkeley, Howard/IfA, Marcy/UC Berkeley, Illumina Studios.

For those interstellar travelers hungry to hit high speed, there are...

NASA's Opportunity Mars robot - on a roll toward higher ground. Credit: NASA/JPL


Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual – An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission; Quayside publishing group/Zenith Press; Minneapolis, MN; $28.00; November 2013.

For those of you that didn’t experience the “real deal” in 1970 – beyond the great Ron Howard movie – you can’t do any better than this volume in reliving a true, edge-of-your-seat drama....


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