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Weekend Recs: Space

Happy Friday, Wildcats! After a year off, Falvey Memorial Library is bringing back Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Jenna, a graduate assistant from the Communication department, scours the internet, peruses the news, and digs through book stacks to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week. 

We earthlings have always been fascinated by space, whether it’s looking at what we can see through a telescope, watching movies and TV shows about space, or dreaming of one day traveling to space. This past September, a new Space Race concluded with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket being the first privately funded, non-government trip to orbit. This weekend, take some time to indulge your love of space by checking out these recs.  

If you have 4 minutes… read about the winners of the Space Race 2.0. 

If you have 11 minutes… read this article about the Discovery Channel’s new show, Who Wants to be an Astronaut, and make sure to watch the embedded video about the commercialization of space. 

If you have 33 minutes… listen to The Skimm’s pop culture podcast episode entitled “Why We’re Still Obsessed with Space.”  

If you have 7 hours… borrow Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony through InterLibrary Loan. The book uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the space exploration program. 

If you have all weekend… Binge-watch this list of Star Wars content in order to prepare for Disney+’s newest Star Wars show The Book of Boba Fett. 


jenna newman headshotJenna Renaud is a graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library.


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#FotoFriday: Apollo 11 Display to Mark 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

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On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing, we received a copy of the Sunday New York Times featuring the event! (Here, Beaudry Allen, Preservation and Digital Archivist, meets with Mark Shiffman, PhD, Associate Professor, Classical Studies.)


Shawn ProctorShawn Proctor, MFA, is communications and marketing program manager at Falvey Memorial Library.


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To the Moon! Falvey Honors the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch

A white board drawing of the Apollo 11 launch.

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, which resulted in three astronauts landing on the moon, Falvey staff drew a white board sketch of the rocket blasting off.


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