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Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
 

Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (Hardback)

By Sparrow, Giles
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz

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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...utnik, 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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ISBN 9780241346792
Released NZ 7 May 2019
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241346792
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 7 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
Dewey Code 629.41
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

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