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Back to the Moon

Back to the Moon

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By (author) Travis S. Taylor, By (author) Les Johnson

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  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Format: Book | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 170mm x 32mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Riverdale
  • ISBN 10: 145163773X
  • ISBN 13: 9781451637731
  • Sales rank: 480,491

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The space race is back on. While NASA stages a 50th anniversary return to the Moon, a gritty private company puts together its own moonshot, complete with space tourists in tow. Across the globe, the Chinese are determined to arrive first this time. What's more, they'll do whatever it takes to win - including stealing every bit of American technology they can pilfer and hack! But just as politics and spectacle threaten to overshadow real accomplishment yet again, something goes horribly wrong on the lunar surface. Now the front-line troops, the astronauts themselves, must put aside the squabbles of others and take fate into their own hands. For it is time to prove that humans are not merely redundant cogs in a vast "lunar delivery process" - but that exploration and adventure in space is humanity's destiny.

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Dr. Travis S. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past twenty years. His expertise includes advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space based beamed energy systems, future combat technologies, and next generation space launch concepts. Taylor is also the author of pulse-pounding, cutting edge science fiction novels such as the highly-popular "One Day on Mars, Tau Ceti Agenda" and his ground-breaking "Warp Speed" series and a regular on the History Channel s "Life After People "and "The Universe "series. Les Johnson is a NASA physicist and author. By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In the early 2000s, he was NASA s Manager for Interstellar Propulsion Research and later managed the In-Space Propulsion Technology Project. He was technical consultant for the movie "Lost in Space" and has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, Physics of the Impossible in the How to Build a Starship episode." "He has also appeared in three episodes of the Science Channel series "Exodus" "Earth." In his spare time he writes popular science books and articles, including "Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel," "Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos" and "Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth."