The second volume William H. Patterson’s official biography of Robert A. Heinlein is now Robert A. Heinlein in Dialogue with His Century, Vol. 2: The Man Who Learned Better, 1948-1988.
Here are two reviews:
- ‘Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century,’ by William H. Patterson, Jr. – The Washington Post
- Book Review: ‘Robert A. Heinlein’ by William H. Patterson Jr. – WSJ
The author unfortunately died in April : William H. Patterson, Jr., Passes Away – The Heinlein Prize.
The first volume of his biography came out in 2010: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Vol. 1 – Learning Curve (1907-1948)
Here’s the latest update on activities aboard the International Space Station:
The US loss to Germany in the World Cup led to some loss of hair on the ISS:
Don’t blame David Bowie for the removal from Youtube of the video of Chris Hadfield performing the song Space Oddity on the International Space Station : David Bowie Erroneously Blamed for Astronaut’s ‘Space Oddity’ Video Takedown – ultimateclassicrock.com
Here’s an interesting display of the nearly 1800 confirmed exoplanets on a plot of the distance from the Sun versus how much light energy the planet gets from its star (a value of 1.0 would equal the sun’s flux reaching earth): 4D-Exoplanets: A summary of known exoplanets in four dimensions. – Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo
The size of a circle is proportional to the size of the planet. The blue planets are cold and the red are hot while the green ones orbit within the habitable zone of their stars.