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Nancy Atkinson
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Not sure how long this will last, so took a screenshot. "Incredible Stories From Space" is listed on Amazon as the #1 Hot New Release in Astronomy and Astrophysics!! You may also have noticed it is listed as "temporarily out of stock" -- but you can still order it and you should get it soon! Kindle (and Nook) versions will be delivered today, I'm told. Thanks everyone for your support!! Here's link to book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Incredible-Stories-Space-Behind-Scenes/dp/1624143172/
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An update on my book about NASA's robotic missions, the new release date (in US/Canada) is Dec. 20! You can now pre-order and get it time for the holidays. And a little plug here, both Amazon and B&N have great sale prices right now. Thanks, everyone for your moral support during the delay in publishing :) More details here:
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From the "bummer" department: There will be a delay in the publication of my book. There was a problem during production that wasn't detected until after it was printed, and so it will have to be reprinted. Hopefully the delay will only be a month or so, will keep everyone posted. You can read more about it on my blog. 
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So this happened today:
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Thanks +Guido Bibra for the kind words! 
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My thoughts on what to expect in space exploration in 2016! Happy New Year!
 
December is a month in which we usually summarize this ending year and decide how good it was. Let's leave that for later and look a bit into the future. What should we expect from the year 2016. +Antonio Paris +Nancy Atkinson +Pamela L. Gay
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My (and Fraser's!) thoughts on how to possibly get more financial support for #NASA 
 
Recently NASA was forced to extend it's contract with Russia to fly astronauts to ISS. It's due to budget cuts that led to delays in developing commercial U.S. alternatives. I asked panelists to appeal to good people responsible to give more money to NASA. +Fraser Cain +Nancy Atkinson 
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Do the math. Compare the fake sciences. Rocket Science, Skin Care Science, Slow Cooking Science, Right Living Science, Stick Free Cooking Surface Science, Christian Science… none compare to Liv Tyler Science. The other "Science" tacked-onto-the-end-sciences are but pale copies of the one true fake science that is Liv Tyler Science! Have your cake and eat it too! Just wanting to be Kap'n Kirk can be so embarrassingly adolescent. It was only when rocket geeks figured out that appending rocket geekery with the label "Science" elevated their 7th grade geek porn to something you could say in public that rockets really took off. We Liv Tyler enthusiasts have known this all along. Nobody in their right mind would be caught dead uttering the phrase "Liv Tyler" without its instant-respect modifier "Science" appended to its sweet little behind. We Liv Tyler Scientists are a savvy bunch. Liv Tyler Science knows how tawdry it could sound if we were simply to admit that we really really really want Liv Tyler, and that we don't have a chance in hell of getting any. But when we add the word "Science" to our fantasies… well, the world listens in respect and admiration. From zero to hero with one simple word.
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You can read an excerpt of my book, "Incredible Stories From Space" this week on Universe Today, from the chapter on the Curiosity Rover. I interviewed MSL project scientist Ashwin Vasavada and rover driver John Michael Morookian. Part 1 of the chapter today, more later tomorrow!
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While writing my book, "Incredible Stories From Space," I learned that the people who explore space represent the best of humanity: 
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So, in less 5 weeks, my first book will be published! Here's a look at the book cover, with thanks to all the NASA scientists and engineers who shared their stories, making this book possible!
After nearly a year of work, thousands of miles of travel, and numerous interviews with nearly 40 NASA scientists and engineers, it is now a countdown of less than five weeks to the release of my first book, “Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our ...
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I was joking. Forgot the smiley face, sorry. Like all authors know each other. But Congratulations!!! I wanna it.
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Hey WSH Crew, wondering if you can help me out. I'm working on a chapter on the Hubble Space Telescope for my book. Of course all the images are iconic, but what are some unusual places you may have seen Hubble imagery used? I've seen fabric that had nebulae and galaxies, and wasn't there a band that used an image from Hubble on an album cover? I'd be grateful for any ideas you have! Thanks!
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Well, Richard is right with his hints. It's also the first thing that I thought of. Black Milk Design (AU) was probably the brand that brought galaxy prints into fashion some years ago: https://blackmilkclothing.com/products/galaxy-black-leggings
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We were waiting for another part of Star Wars trilogy for 10 years. How was it? How different was it from previous movies? With movies looking so far in the future can we even discuss its scientific accuracy? +Paul Carr +Nancy Atkinson +Andrew Rader +Bob Novella 
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Hello Nancy.... It been a while I been trying to reach you.. Hey back at me if you get this.. 
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A fun possibility to think about: terraforming! But how practical is it?
 
We sometimes dream about turning other worlds into habitable ones. Is terraforming worth the try giving the resources needed? Is Mars the obvious choice or should we choose a different world? +Bob Novella +Fraser Cain +Nancy Atkinson +Andrew Rader +Nicole Gugliucci +Antonio Paris 
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Bad idea, has more to do with planetary chauvinism than anything else.
If we are really going to settle outside of the  Earth, we should be thinking about making our own places, with gravity and environment that suits us better than anything else found so far.
http://www.permanent.com/space-colonization-orbit.html

It's more related to all kinds of already proven not to be true rather old ideas and related (science) fiction.
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Contributing Editor for Universe Today and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Former host/PM of NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast & 365 Days of Astronomy.

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Contributing Editor for Universe Today and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Former host/PM of NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast & 365 Days of Astronomy.
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