Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity

Author:   Giles Sparrow ,  Buzz Aldrin
Publisher:   Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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9780241346792


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity


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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 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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Author:   Giles Sparrow ,  Buzz Aldrin
Publisher:   Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint:   DK
Dimensions:   Width: 24.30cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 28.80cm
Weight:   1.715kg
ISBN:  

9780241346792


ISBN 10:   0241346797
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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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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