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2016 Life of the Mind Book Revealed

The 2016 Life of the Mind book is Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight. UT’s very own Associate Professor of English, Margaret Lazarus Dean, writes the book. Leaving Orbit explores what space exploration means to ordinary Americans, looks past discoveries, and speculates about the future of space flight. We are proud to announce that New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani named Leaving Orbit on the Top Books of 2015.