Rendezvous with Rama
Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur Clarke
Summary: great book about exploration. Also a bit a philosophy of people and ethical choices / what to do with other life-forms. Could have used sequels (if they aren’t there already, let’s see).
After an asteroid falls in Northeast Italy in 2077, creating a major disaster, the government of Earth sets up the Spaceguard system as an early warning of arrivals from deep space.