MINI REVIEW: Moon Rush: The New Space Race by Leonard David

Book Title: Moon Rush: The New Space
Author: Leonard David
Series: None
Genres: Nonfiction, Science
Published: May 7th 2019 by Blackstone Publishing

REVIEW:

I have always had a great passion to extend my knowledge on the starlit canopy above us. In particular, I find the moon to be extremely fascinating and the information provided in this book was no exception.  MOON RUSH is an interesting read on this topic and was quite easy to follow and understand. There was information contained here that I found to be new information and a very informative outlook in the future exploration of the lunar environment. It’s amazing what has already been done in our exploration of the moon’s surface and what remains to be explored is limitless.

One thing I have learned since a young age is that anything put out by National Geographic is always well researched, concise, clear, and extremely informative. MOON RUSH is a quick read and offers its reader information on the moons exploration, the history of the space race, and a new perspective on that topic.

My hope is that the dream for scientists around the world to work together in obtaining more information on portions of not only the moon, but space in general, can become a reality. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in the future of space development.

Many thanks to TLC Book Tours and Blackstone Publishing for gifting me finished copy of this book.julie-name

SYNOPSIS:

19279-2001Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology-past, present, and future-central to our explorations of Earth’s only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.

In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future Moon Village plans. Illustrating his text with maps, graphics, and photographs, David offers inside information about how the United States, allies and competitors, as well as key private corporations like Moon Express and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, plan to reach, inhabit, and even harvest the moon in the decades to come.

Spurred on by the Google Lunar XPRIZE-$20 million for the first to get to the moon and send images home-the twenty-first-century space race back to the moon has become more urgent, and more timely, than ever. Accounts of these new strategies are set against past efforts, including stories never before told about the Apollo missions and Cold War plans for military surveillance and missile launches from the moon. Timely and fascinating, this book sheds new light on our constant lunar companion, offering reasons to gaze up and see it in a different way than ever before.19278-2001 

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