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Author Sparrow, Giles, author.

Title Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity / Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]

Publication Info. New York : DK Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  629.41 S737    ---  Available
Edition Second American edition.
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note "Moon Landing Anniversary 50 years"--page 1 of cover.
Originally published: 2007.
Includes index.
Summary 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.
Contents Rocket dreamers -- The dawn of the space age -- The race to the moon -- After Apollo -- Working in space -- Satellites and spaceprobes -- Into the future.
Source PUBPRIM 07.2019 PARS
Subject Manned space flight -- History.
Space probes -- History.
Space flight -- History.
Outer space -- Exploration.
Outer space -- Exploration -- History.
Added Author Aldrin, Buzz, writer of forward.
Added Title Space flight
Note At the head of title: Smithsonian
ISBN 9781465479655 (hardcover)
1465479651 (hardcover)

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