New Moon Rising: The Making Of America's New Space Vision And The Remaking Of NASA
by Frank Sietzen Jr & Keith L. Cowing
Review by David Hecht
Apogee Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 1894959124
Date: 31 July, 2004 List Price $33.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Could George W. Bush's vision for the return to the moon and the exploration of Mars be more than just a bait and switch to take attention away from shutting down the shuttle (long overdue) and the International Space Station (a pointless project)? With a forward by Homer Hickam (Rocket Boys/October Sky, Back to the Moon) Sietzen and Cowing present an insider's look at how the plan came about and the changes taking place at NASA, changes that hope to transform the agency from a cash burning monolith into a lean engine of exploration and pioneering...while the private sector moves into the commercialization of space.
(Source: Apogee Books)