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 readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read 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.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (English Neil deGrasse Tyson ; October 5, 1958, New York) - American astrophysicist, Ph.D. in physics, writer, popularizer of science. 1996 to present - Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. A charismatic personality, he hosted the educational television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS from 2006 to 2011, and was also a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Jeopardy !. Books Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (2012) ISBN 0-393-08210-5 Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Pluto`s Secrets = The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America`s Favorite Planet. - New York: WW Norton & Company, 2009 .-- ISBN 0-393-06520-0. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Death By Black Hole, And Other Cosmic Quandaries. - New York: WW Norton & Company, 2007 .-- ISBN 0-393-33016-8. An anthology of Tyson`s finest essays published in Natural History under the title Universe. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. - 2nd ed., Rev .. - Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004. - ISBN 978-1-59102-188-9. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution. - New York: WW Norton & Company, 2004. - ISBN 0-393-32758-2. Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Co-author). Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge. - New York: The New Press, 2001. - ISBN 1565846029. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Charles Liu, Robert Irion. One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos. - Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press of the National Academy of Sciences, 2000. - ISBN 0-309-06488-0. The book won the 2001 Science Book Award from the American Institute of Physics. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. - 1st ed. - New York: Doubleday, 2000 .-- ISBN 978-1-59102-188-9. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Charles Liu. Online Book: One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos - On Line Version. - Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press of the National Academy of Sciences, 2000. - ISBN 0-309-06488-0. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Real visit to this planet = Just Visiting this Planet. - New York: Main Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday, 1998 .-- ISBN 0-385-48837-8. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Universe Down to Earth. - New York: Columbia University Press, 1994 .-- ISBN 0-231-07560-X. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Merlin`s Tour of the Universe. - New York: Columbia University Press, 1989 .-- ISBN 0-385-48835-1.