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Spaceflight

by Giles Sparrow

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ISBN: 9780241346792
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Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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).

Review

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

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

Promotional "Headline"

Follow the compelling epic story of mankind's exploration of the final frontier with a foreword by Buzz Aldrin.

Product Details

Author
Giles Sparrow
Pages
320
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0241346797
ISBN-13
9780241346792
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2019-05-02
Subtitle
The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
Spaceflight
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade