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Smithsonian: Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity

Smithsonian: Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity
 

This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the half-century that followed S... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781465479655
Barcode 9781465479655
Published 2 April 2019 by DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
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ISBN-13 9781465479655
ISBN-10 1465479651
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication Date 2 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Category Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Space Science
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 282mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 1,724g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Outer space - Exploration, Outer space - Exploration - History
NBS Text Other Specific Technologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 629.41
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the half-century that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater: the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [T]his illustrated history of interstellar exploration is rich in detail and full of incredible imagery. --Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Giles Sparrow has degrees in astronomy and science communication and is an avid follower of the unfolding story of space exploration. He has written on space technology and the history of spaceflight for a wide range of books, including DK's monumental Universe project (2005).

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