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              Books by Roger D. Launius

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              Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet

              Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Hardback)

              By Neal, Valerie; Launius, Roger D.

              • RRP: $49.99
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              An introduction to all 39 missions of the most iconic space shuttle orbiter, Discovery, which will be displayed at the Smithsonian starting in Spring 2012, written by three Smithsonian curators.

              ISBN 9780760343838
              Published 4 July 2014 by Motorbooks International
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Smithsonian Series
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              Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years
                

              Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Launius, Roger D.; Fleming, James Rodger; DeVorkin, David H.

              • RRP: $186.50
              • $177.18
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              The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that has been largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects ...

              ISBN 9780230105331
              Published 23 November 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite
               

              Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite (Hardback)

              Edited by Launius, Roger D.; Logsdon, John M.; Smith, Robert W.

              • $300.00

              The contours of space exploration in the latter half of the 20th century owe much to the seminal but hardly singular event of Sputnik. This work looks at how this event changed history on October 4th, 1957 when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1.

              ISBN 9789057026232
              Published 31 October 2000 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
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              Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration
                

              Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2013)

              Edited by Launius, Roger D.

              • RRP: $272.99
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              Varied perspectives on the development of planetary science and exploration during the Space Age.

              ISBN 9781349445141
              Published 28 December 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Frontiers of Space Exploration, 2nd Edition
                

              Frontiers of Space Exploration, 2nd Edition (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Launius, Roger D.

              • $201.50

              Topics and events newly covered in this revised and updated edition include: a new chapter on the Space Shuttle; new discoveries from the Galileo mission; the Mars probes and the Mars Global Surveyor's discovery of past water on the Red Planet; improvements to the Hubble telescop ...

              ISBN 9780313325243
              Published 1 March 2004 by ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race
               

              Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race (Hardback)

              By Launius, Roger D.

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              Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers

              ISBN 9780300230468
              Published 15 July 2019 by Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Apollo'S Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

              Apollo'S Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings (Hardback)

              By Launius, Roger D.

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              An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many different stories told about the Apollo program's meaning. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the United State ...

              ISBN 9781588346490
              Published 14 May 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years
                

              Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years (Hardback)

              Edited by Launius, Roger D.; Fleming, James Rodger; DeVorkin, David H.

              • RRP: $296.50
              • $281.68
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              The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that has been largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects ...

              ISBN 9780230105324
              Published 19 January 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel
               

              Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Launius, Roger D.; McCurdy, Howard E.

              • $68.00

              Given the near incomprehensible enormity of the universe, it appears almost inevitable that humankind will one day find a planet that appears to be much like the Earth. This discovery will no doubt reignite the lure of interplanetary travel. Will we be up to the task?

              ISBN 9781421407630
              Published 15 August 2012 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 17+ years
              Series New Series in NASA History
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              To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles
                

              To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Launius, Roger D.; Jenkins, Dennis R.

              • $292.50

              This text details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957. It presents case studies of major rockets such as the Atlas and Titan launchers, setting them in the larger context of the history of spac ...

              ISBN 9780813122458
              Published 15 November 2002 by Inbooks
              Interest Age General Audience
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