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 listenable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-listen 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.
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Ruined by narrator
The History is fascinating but the narration ruins your ability to focus. I passed on purchasing this book due to the preview, as soon as I heard the first few sentences I could not listen any further. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an amazing writer but this narration ruins his work.
Excellent book, horrible narration
This audiobook could have been a 5-star if Neil de Grasse Tyson himself had narrated it, as was the case with "Pluto Files" and "Death by Black Hole". The stories are truly great but the narration is awkwardly paused, for seemingly no reason, resulting in a cringeworthy experience.