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Boiler Up! How Purdue University Learned to Shoot for the Moon

Author Michael G. Smith answered a few questions about his new book (shown recently on regional tv affiliate WLFI), The Rocket Lab: Maurice Zucrow, Purdue University, and America’s Race to…

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60 Years Later: Seeing Project Mercury through the Lens of NASA Staff Photographer Bill Taub

May 2023 marks two remarkable anniversaries in the history of Project Mercury and the Space Race. Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut to travel into space on May 5,…

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Celebrating a Year of Magnificent Trees

Purdue University Press spoke with author Carroll D. Ritter about the one-year anniversary (in March) of his book, Magnificent Trees of Indiana, a beautiful and engaging gift for nature and…

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