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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic first flight into space, Yuri’s Night and Martian Summer are extremely pleased to offer an extraordinary opportunity to scientists, supporters of space exploration, and stewards of the future of humanity: we’re giving away one million pre-sale copies of Martian Summer, a new book by Andrew Kessler detailing–in candid and at times alarming detail–his experience in mission control for NASA’s Phoenix mission to Mars. To get your share of the Give-Away, visit and like http://www.facebook.com/MartianSummer?sk=app_111744128907131 between 12:00-23:59 UTC (8am-7:59pm EDT)!
This exclusive offer for a pre-sale review copy of Martian Summer — a book that already has garnered significant acclaim and is sure to generate controversy — is an opportunity for the supporters of space exploration to create a frighteningly huge, menacing, terrifying SUPERMASSIVE REVIEW MOB by relentlessly tweeting, posting and discussing the parts of the book that are important to them. Together, with this incredible, behind-the-scenes, under-the-covers glimpse of the reality of space exploration missions, we can drive conversation about the future of humanity in space.
Human Spaceflight became a reality 50 years ago with the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1” on April 12th, 1961. The capsule was carrying Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who took his place in history as the first human to leave the bounds of Earth and enter outer space.
On April 12th, when celebrate this unparalleled milestone in the history of humanity and the Earth, we want to make sure we spread understanding of the importance of space exploration to all the Earth so that 50 years from now we’ll have many more Earth-shattering moments at which to rejoice.
Martian Summer Pre-Sale Download: http://www.facebook.com/MartianSummer?sk=app_111744128907131
Yuri’s Night: http://www.yurisnight.net
In the summer of 2008, Andrew Kessler spent three months in mission control of The Phoenix expedition with 130 top NASA scientists and engineers as they sent the first man-made probe to the Martian arctic. For more visit http://www.kessleronmars.com.
“Martian Summer is a candid and precise account of the ups and downs of a space mission. It gives the feel of the pressure and excitement at mission control, showing the human side of science with refreshing honesty.”
–Nilton Renno, Professor of Atmospheric and Space Sciences, University of Michigan
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