Space Chronicles


Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier is the 2012 anthology by Neil deGrasse Tyson covering his various writings relating to the history and future of NASA and space travel in general.[1]

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
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Hardcover edition
AuthorNeil deGrasse Tyson
CountryUnited States
PublisherW.W. Norton
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages384 pp.
Preceded byThe Pluto Files 
Followed byWelcome to the Universe 

One of the chapters is a transcript of his attendance as a guest on the Rationally Speaking podcast in 2010, when he explained his justification for spending large amounts of government money on space programs.[2]

Tyson intended the book's original title to be, Failure to Launch: The Dreams and Delusions of Space Enthusiasts.[3]


  1. ^ "Space Chronicles". Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ Culp, Jennifer (2014). Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Great Science Writers Series. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 74. ISBN 9781477776926.
  3. ^ "Interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson". Retrieved 22 May 2013.