10 Best Space Adventure Books of All Time
Are you curious about space and the researches that have been made to elucidate space and universal factors to common people? Here is a list of the 10 best space adventure books of all time that will explain the trip to the Moon, the possibility, and the impossibility of the journey to Mars, and a few impossible missions that became successful.
10 Best Space Adventure Books of All Time:
- The Martian – Andy Weir
- The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
- Lost Moon – Jim Lovell
- A Man on the Moon – Andrew Chaikin
- Failure is Not an Option – Gene Kranz
- Apollo 8 – Jeffrey Kluger
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield
- Moon Shot – Alan Shepard
- The Case for Mars – Robert Zubrin
- Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir
The Martian – Andy Weir
Six days ago, Mark Watney became the first person to step on Mars. And now, he is certain he would be the first to die also. But Watney is not ready to give up hope – he put his faith in his engineering skills and resourcefulness. Will he be able to survive?
The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
This book tells the story of the continuous attempt of humans to colonize Mars. At first it was impossible due to a lot of psychological reasons and loneliness that men experienced there. But later on, more and more rockets arrived from the planet earth piercing the hallucinations estimated by the Martians.
Lost Moon – Jim Lovell
In April 1970, NASA sends two astronauts and Commander Jim Lovell on America’s fifth operation towards the moon. But within 55 hours into the flight, catastrophe strikes. In this book, the readers get to transfer to the worst calamities in the history of space discovery.
A Man on the Moon – Andrew Chaikin
July 20, 1969, two Americans named Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, stepped on the moon, and the world changed. With the help of 23 out of 24 moon voyagers, as well as some of the crew who fought to keep the program running – this book presents every phase of the Apollo missions with spectacular immediacy and striking detail.
Failure is Not an Option – Gene Kranz
Gene Kranz was there at the making of America’s manned space program and he was a key player in that program for about three decades. He was involved in the program from starting days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo operation, and more. Kranz witnessed some disasters and some creations during his working days. He recounts these events and provides new facts about the famous flight. He discloses some behind-the-scenes information, details of teamwork, leadership, and more to make the mission successful.
Apollo 8 – Jeffrey Kluger
August 1968 – NASA decided to launch the first flight of humankind to the moon. About 16weeks later, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, and Frank Borman were on board the first manned spacecraft to cross the orbit of the earth, arrive at the moon, and come back safely.
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield
In this book, Colonel Chris Hadfield takes the readers into a profound journey of his years of training and space discovery to explain that is possible to make the impossible – with the help of amusing stories involving spacewalks and more. His experience made him learn a lot of things like sweat about tiny things, to not visualize success, and more.
Moon Shot – Alan Shepard
This book presents an untold story of teamwork, courage, and dedication that made the trip to the moon plausible and successful – the severe human drama of risks and sacrifices of a notable group of astronauts.
The Case for Mars – Robert Zubrin
Mars has been a dream since the commencement of human history – the notions of gods, mystery, and legends. Mars is like earth, but the thought of exploring it or even reaching it was implausible. But due to the advancement of science and a lot of commendable new ideas, Robert Zubrin has sketched a brave blueprint – Mars Direct, presented with anecdotes, illustrations, and photographs. This book elucidates how we can utilize present-day modern technologies and send humans to this alluring planet and form new things on that planet.
Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir
Ryland Grace is the only survivor of a mission and if he fails to succeed, the earth will perish – but he is not familiar with this detail, he is not even aware of his name at the moment. All he is aware of presently is that he has been asleep for a long time and currently he is about a million miles away from his home, with two corpses as a company. There is no way out but is there any?
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