“It is just utterly stupid.”

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

"Useful to space buffs and generalists, comprehensive but readable, Bob Zimmerman's Encyclopedia belongs front and center on everyone's bookshelf." -- Mike Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut


"The Chronological Encylopedia of Discoveries in Space is no passionless compendium of information. Robert Zimmerman's fact-filled reports, which cover virtually every spacecraft or probe to have ventured into the heavens, relate the scientific and technical adventure of space exploration enthusiastically and with authority." -- American Scientist

“It is just utterly stupid.”

Amen to that.



  • I agree that the ‘controversy’ is stupid, but it’s entertaining to see Obama hoist by his own petard. And we now have a whole new meaning for ‘dog days’.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    FUNNY ! ! But I agree – this is nothing but a distraction. I heard one NY columnist has mentioned the Romney dog thing something like 50 times in her columns over the past few years – talk about overkill…

  • wodun

    Anything to avoid talking about anything of importance.

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