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Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity

Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
  

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 six decades that followed Sp... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241346792
Barcode 9780241346792
Published 7 May 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
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ISBN-13 9780241346792
ISBN-10 0241346797
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 7 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Category Space Science & Technology
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
History Of Engineering & Technology
Astronautics
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 243mm
Height: 288mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 1,715g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Outer space - Exploration - History
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 629.41
Catalogue Code 979728

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 six decades 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

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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 Dorling Kindersley's monumental Universe project (2005).

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