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NASA: From the Moon to Mars - The Complete Illustrated History

NASA: From the Moon to Mars - The Complete Illustrated History
 

No country has made a greater contribution to the exploration of space than the United States, and this critically acclaimed book charts the complete history of the country's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from its earliest days to the present. Award-winning... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781858946115
Published 21 April 2015 by Merrell
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gorn, Research Associate Michael H.
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
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ISBN-13 9781858946115
ISBN-10 1858946115
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Publisher Merrell
Imprint Merrell
Publication Date 21 April 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gorn, Research Associate Michael H.
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Category American History
History Of Engineering & Technology
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Space Science
Aircraft: General Interest
Number of Pages 304 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Transport Technology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 629.10973
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

No country has made a greater contribution to the exploration of space than the United States, and this critically acclaimed book charts the complete history of the country's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from its earliest days to the present. Award-winning historian Michael H. Gorn covers every US space mission ever undertaken, and in this fully revised edition, with a new foreword by Buzz Aldrin, brings the story up to date at a time when NASA finds itself experiencing dramatic change. Gorn relates the termination of the Shuttle programme, President Obama's initiative to launch a new heavy lift rocket, and the development of the Mars Science Laboratory, which successfully landed the rover Curiosity on the surface of the planet in 2012. He also reveals how the personalities involved, including astronauts, pilots, scientists, engineers and America's presidents, have shaped the course of space exploration as much as technological advances. Authoritative yet accessible, and packed with 500 images, this is the only book on NASA you'll ever need.

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Author's Bio

Michael H. Gorn was formerly Chief Historian at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. He is the author of numerous books about aeronautics and spaceflight, including SuperStructures in Space: From Satellites to Space Stations - A Guide to What's Out There (Merrell, 2008).

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