Thursday, November 12, 2009

What the astronauts read.

Some of what's available for recreational reading, viewing, and listening at the International Space Station, ca. 2008:
  • Isaac Asimov, multiple titles
  • Dan Brown, Angels and Demons
  • John le Carre, Absolute Friends, The Constant Gardener
  • David McCullough, 1776
  • Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Apollo 13
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Usual Suspects
  • College Fight Songs, vols. 1, 2, 3


Evan Lewis said...

Most of it makes sense. But Hogan's Heroes? Are there no Germans on that station?

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

What I want to know is: Are they all running around the station chanting "Rock Chalk/Jayhawk/KU"? Look at all the college fight song albums.

Tim Hackman said...

Wow, some of those are random. The list reads like someone started with a few NASA-related items, then filled out the collection with a "mystery box" purchase at an estate sale. Also, I am deeply disappointed that Dan Brown's "writing" has been sent into space.