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              Books by Greg Klerkx

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              Lost In Space

              Lost In Space (Hardback, New title)

              By Klerkx, Greg

              'Lost in Space', written by Greg Klerkx, provides a definitive account of the Space Age and the dream of man's future in space.

              ISBN 9780436206023
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2004
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Lost in Space

              Lost in Space (Paperback)

              By Klerkx, Greg

              In Beyond the Blue, Greg Klerkx argues that ever since the triumphant Apollo moon missions, the Space Age has been stuck in the wrong orbit, and that NASA, the agency whose daring once fueled the world's extra-terrestrial vision, has been largely responsible for keeping it there.... Stripped of its Cold War mandate, NASA has become an introverted technocracy whose signature post-Apollo projects - the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station - are perhaps the two most spectacular boondoggles of the modern era. Through it all, NASA has ignored, belittled and in some cases actively quashed the one concept that could change the equation for the future of humans in space: human spaceflight as a free market activity. Despite this, a new Space Age is, in fact, in the making, led by dreamers, investors, inventors and even renegades from NASA itself. Drawn from dozens of interviews, extensive research, and Klerkx's own experiences as a senior manager with the SETI Institute, Beyond the Blue chronicles the flashpoints where the space establishment and the 'alternative' space community are battling for competing visions. Like the dream of space exploration itself, Beyond the Blue is less about science or technology than it is about people: their motivations, their ideas, and how their life's work is driven by an almost biological need to reach for the stars. Written with intelligence, style and wit, it is an elegy for the brief, bright Space Age that was, as well as the first comprehensive chronicle of a dawning new Space Age that could literally change the course of humankind.
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              ISBN 9780099447023
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2005
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

              Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Klerkx, Greg

              The daring, revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision, says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx. NASA, he contends, has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration into a factionalized bureaucracy focused primarily on its own su...rvival. And as a result, humans haven't ventured beyond Earth orbit for three decades. Klerkx argues that after its wildly successful Apollo program, NASA clung fiercely to the spotlight by creating a government-sheltered monopoly with a few Big Aerospace companies. Although committed in theory to supporting commercial spaceflight, in practice it smothered vital private-sector innovation. In striking descriptions of space milestones spanning the golden 1960s Space Age and the 2003 Columbia tragedy, Klerkx exposes the real NASA and envisions exciting public-private cooperation that could send humans back to the moon and beyond.
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              ISBN 9780375727733
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2005
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Vintage
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