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Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
  

Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (PDF ebook)

By Sparrow, Giles

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.

ISBN 9780241406496
Published 2 May 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780241406496
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Sparrow, Giles
Category Space Science & Technology
Science: General Issues
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
History Of Engineering & Technology
Astronautics
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 629.41
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Description of this Electronic 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 ebook 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

NZ Review If you want a book to celebrate the Moon landing, then Spaceflight is probably the best of the bunch.

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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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