Dear Sun, I Am Real by S. G. Rainbolt
Approx. 45,920 words.
Published on June 27, 2011.
Before U.S. President Barack Obama announced the end of NASA's manned space flight on February 1, 2010, Rainbolt had penned such a development nearly 5 years before with his short story "Dana's Chamber". Now, the completed novel (Dear Sun, I Am Real) sets future events 160 years after the implosion of NASA and introduction of private-funded civilian space travel.