Milestones of Space Named a Finalist for Emme Award for Astrological Literature

September 30, 2015
Milestones of Space by Michael Neufeld is one of the four finalists for this year's American Astronautical Society (AAS) Emme Award for Astronautical Literature.

The award, named after Eugene M. Emme, NASA's first historian, recognizes outstanding books that advance public understanding of astronautics. It recognizes originality, scholarship and readability. Eligible titles focus on any of a number of aspects of spaceflight in a variety of disciplines and range from juvenile and pop literature to texts intended for academia or practicing scientists and engineers. In addition to obvious topics of human spaceflight and unmanned interplanetary explorations, nominated titles may also cover related subjects such as astronomy and cosmology, as well as the occasional non-astronautics title that has a space "flavor."

This year's award will be presented in March 2016 during the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium. More information about the award is available at