Astronauts, Family Trees and Drips - Andrew Solomon

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Astronauts, Family Trees and Drips

A special live event from Cooper Union, Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad; astronaut Michael Massimo details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope; and a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor.

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13:43
My Post-Nuclear Family

by Andrew Solomon

A man describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad.

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13:43
The Drip

by Marika Hughes

A cellist makes a disturbing discovery.

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17:56
A View of the Earth

by Michael J. Massimino

An astronaut details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

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A man describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad.

Andrew Solomon’s 2012 book on different types of families, Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, is available now on Amazon or your local bookstore.

Marika performing Soliliquy by Carla Kihlstadt.

You can find out more information about Marika and her music on her website.

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