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Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author with a passion for telling the stories of people involved in space exploration and astronomy. She writes for Universe Today, Seeker and Ad Astra, and her latest book about the Apollo program is titled “Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions.” It shares the untold stories of engineers and scientists who helped make the Apollo program so successful, despite the daunting odds against it.

Her first book “Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos” (Dec. 2016) tells the stories of 37 scientists and engineers that work on several current NASA robotic missions to explore the solar system and beyond.

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Nancy Atkinson From the first page, I loved the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, and was struck by the unusual but touching love story of Henry…moreFrom the first page, I loved the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, and was struck by the unusual but touching love story of Henry and Claire De Tamble. Henry suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to shift uncontrollably and sometimes violently back and forth through time. Their fierce love and passion for each other endures through the unusual circumstances of Henry's condition (which Niffenegger presents so convincingly as a 'real' disorder!) Henry and Claire knew their time together was sometimes fleeting and limited and so they cherished every moment they were together. As should we all!(less)
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Above is a link to a video preview — or ‘book trailer’ — of some of the people and stories you’ll find in my new book Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions It is a tribute to not only the 60 people I feature in the book, but everyone who worked on the Apollo program.

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“Part of what drives us to explore and discover is the intangible: expanding our horizons, feeding our curiosity, finding all those unexpected things, and trying to answer those profound questions discussed in previous chapters, like how did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone?”
Nancy Atkinson, Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos

“While human spaceflight is certainly compelling – and it has always been a big part of my reporting career -- there is something about unmanned robotic spacecraft that has always tugged at my heart. These machines are our emissaries out into the cosmos, flung to faraway places that humans can’t yet visit. I grew up hearing about spacecraft like Mariner, Viking and Voyager boldly going on some of the first-ever deep space missions and making monumental discoveries that changed our view of the Solar System. They showed us worlds we previously could only dream about and artists could only imagine.”
Nancy Atkinson, Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos

“While human spaceflight is certainly compelling – and it has always been a big part of my reporting career -- there is something about unmanned robotic spacecraft that has always tugged at my heart. These machines are our emissaries out into the cosmos, flung to faraway places that humans can’t yet visit. I grew up hearing about spacecraft like Mariner, Viking and Voyager boldly going on some of the first-ever deep space missions and making monumental discoveries that changed our view of the Solar System. They showed us worlds we previously could only dream about and artists could only imagine.”
Nancy Atkinson, Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos

“Part of what drives us to explore and discover is the intangible: expanding our horizons, feeding our curiosity, finding all those unexpected things, and trying to answer those profound questions discussed in previous chapters, like how did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone?”
Nancy Atkinson, Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos




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