Space Chronicles

  • by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by Mirron Willis
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully listenable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-listen prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.


What the Critics Say

"A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up." ( Air & Space)


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Customer Reviews

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Worst speaker ever

Sounds like a robot, hacked the sentences into words. Couldn't listen to the end. Damn shame
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- Bastscho

Who the hell names their child "Mirron" ???

If you could sum up Space Chronicles in three words, what would they be?

Narrated by Tool

What other book might you compare Space Chronicles to, and why?

Any other book narrated by a tool

What didn’t you like about Mirron Willis’s performance?

He's a tool

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh at Mirron Willis's absolute toolness, then it made me cry for the same reason

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- z00ey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios