New Moon Rising ISBN 9781894959124
|New Moon Rising |
The Making of America's new Space Vision by Frank Sietzen Jr. and Keith Cowing
From the Team that Broke the Story
This summer Apogee Books will publish an exclusive look at the inside deliberations that led to President George W. Bush's space exploration initiative.
"New Moon Rising: The Making of America's new Space Vision and the Remaking of NASA" will be written by veteran space writer Frank Sietzen, Jr. and NASA insider Keith L. Cowing.
The team has been granted unprecedented access to senior policy makers as the plan was assembled during 2003 and 2004. Sietzen and Cowing will give exclusive details on the meetings between President George Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, and senior members of the White House staff as the planning process began.
In addition Sietzen and Cowing will examine how policy was translated from paper into hardware designs including the first outline of the plan's new space vehicle and how the inspiration behind the architecture once used in the Apollo program was summoned back to guide 21st century space planners.
Sietzen and Cowing will describe how the Columbia accident and the political outcry for a new central goal for the U.S. space program gave rise to what would become the most far reaching change in U.S. space policy in a generation.
Readers will have the most comprehensive look available on what this new space vision will do for human exploration of the Solar System-and how nearly everything NASA does will change as a result.
"It makes a very nice contribution to the history of space policy." Dr Paul Spudis
"Provides an excellent overall tapestry of the different forces presently shaping America's civil space program." Spacedaily.com
"The definitive account (of the new space vision)" Washington Post