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The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

The book opens in 1947, when Jim Harrison, a test-pilot for the Air Force, is on his way to breaking the sound barrier.  The novel continues to chronicle Harrison’s life (and more specifically his marriage) with the background of the … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Margot Lee Shetterly grew up in Hampton, Virginia surrounded by women, who like her, were educated women of color.  Her father worked for NASA and many of the older ladies in the neighborhood were also current or former NASA employees. … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

From the opening lines Andy Weir captured me and reeled me in: “I’m pretty much f***ed.  That’s my considered opinion.  F***ed.  Six days into what should be the greatest month of my life, and it’s turned into a nightmare.” Okay, … Continue reading

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