|Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer who took a first-class honors degree in mathematics at Cambridge University. He also has a doctorate in aeroengineering research from Southampton University, and for his degree, worked with Rolls Royce Ltd. and at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, UK. He has been published in a monograph from Springer-Verlag and has contributed to a number of technical journals. In his research for Voyage, the author visited NASA launch centers, viewed a shuttle launch, and interviewed NASA staff, including a mission controller and a space shuttle astronaut. He researched technical journals from the 1960s, histories of NASA and its missions, technical material on spacecraft and boosters, scientific studies of Mars, and biographies.|
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