A Columbia University journalism class offers a set of stories as part of their  Project Wordsworth – What’s a good story worth to you?

Project Wordsworth is a collective of 17 Columbia Journalism School graduate students who are running an experiment—and you’re already a part of it. Each of us has written a good story that transports you somewhere else, somewhere you’ve never been. That’s worth something. But how much? You decide. Your input will teach us something new about journalism’s future. All proceeds go to the authors.

In one of the stories the author tells of becoming fascinated about space and spaceflight and setting out to learn all about it: Cosmic Postcards: The Adventures of an Armchair Astronaut by Kamakshi Ayyar.