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Beyond: Our Future in Space

Beyond: Our Future in Space (Hardback)

By Impey, Chris

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With plans to launch hotels into orbit and experiments in suspending and reanimating life for ultra-long-distance travel, private companies and entrepreneurs have outpaced NASA which is bogged down by terrestrial concerns as the leaders in the new space race. With accessible pros...e and relentless curiosity, Chris Impey reports on China s plan to launch its own space station by 2020, proves that humans could survive on Mars, and unveils cutting-edge innovations such as the space elevators poised to replace rockets at a fraction of the cost. Setting mankind s urge toward exploration in the context of all human history and space travel thus far, he shows that the present-day scientists mapping billions of Earth-like exo-planets are the descendants of the first humans to venture out of Africa. We must forge ahead, argues Beyond, because exploration is in our DNA.
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ISBN 9780393239300
Released NZ 4 May 2015
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393239300
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 4 May 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Category Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Physics: Theoretical Methods
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 629.4
Weight 509g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Outer space - Exploration, Astronautics - History, Manned space flight, Astronautics - Forecasting
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade