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James R Hansen

Victor John Penner

James R. Hansen is a professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of 12 books on the history of aerospace and a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in history. His 1995 book "Spaceflight Revolution" was nominated for the Pulitzer by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the only time NASA ever nominated a book for the prize. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, "First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong," Hansen is also co-producer of the film, starring Ryan Gosling, which is based on his biography.


First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
May 2018
ISBN 9781501153068
$18.00, INSTORE
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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Science / Medicine / Technology
University Press of Florida
April 2012
ISBN 9780813041933
Paperback, 626 pages
$27.50, INSTOCK
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Originally published in hardcover in 2009.

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