San Francisco, CAUSA
Hometown: San Francisco
December 2, 2012
No introduction yet
Welcome to Bay Area Beer Socials!
Wow, hard to make that fit in the character limit! Also, I see it removed all my line breaks, making it nearly unreadable. Fantastic - hope you can figure it out. Anyway, I just wanted to say it was great meeting you too, and I hope to see you again next month. Also, very cool that you like Foundation! It's so hard to explain it to people in a way that gets them to want to read it, but it's such an interesting story.
Hey Nathan! Here are some space book recommendations:
Apollo by Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox - sweeping history of the program, focusing on engineers, Mission Control, NASA administrators; pretty much everyone but the astronauts
Moon Lander by Thomas Kelly - Lunar Module chief engineer's memoir
Digital Apollo by David Mindell - techiest book here, on development of the Apollo Guidance Computer
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach - very funny look at human factors of spaceflight