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The History of Space Exploration: Discoveries from the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future
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Roger Launius
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The History of Space Exploration: Discoveries from the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Roger Launius


9780500022023

Thames & Hudson


Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular astronomy & space


Hardback

400 pages

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For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth's orbit and beyond - some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System - and more than 540 people have travelled into space.

Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.

By:   Roger Launius
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   1.820kg
ISBN:   9780500022023
ISBN 10:   050002202X
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. Laying the Foundations for Space Exploration * 2. WWII Paves the Way for Space Exploration * 3. Making Space Exploration Real * 4. The Space Age Dawns * 5. The Race to the Moon * 6. New Nations/New Missions * 7. Spaceplanes and Orbital Stations * 8. The Lure of the Red Planet * 9. Beyond Mars * 10. Transterrestrial Expectations

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