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The Resource Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity, Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]

Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity, Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]

Label
Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity
Title
Spaceflight
Title remainder
the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity
Statement of responsibility
Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]
Title variation
  • Space flight
  • Smithsonian
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 half-century 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
Summary
A comprehensive history of space exploration chronicles the development of space technology, including rockets, vehicles, and equipment; the role of the "space race;" tragedies; key accomplishments; and past and future missions
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10787514
Cataloging source
FBR
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1970-
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Sparrow, Giles
Dewey number
629.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Aldrin, Buzz
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True
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  • Manned space flight
  • Space probes
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Outer space
  • Outer space
  • Astronautics
  • Exploration of outer space
  • Manned space flight
  • Space flight
  • Space probes
  • Outer space
Target audience
adult
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the complete story from Sputnik to Curiosity
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Label
Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity, Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Moon Landing Anniversary 50 years"--page 1 of cover
  • Originally published: 2007
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090760253
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Second American edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781465479655
Lccn
2018419859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090760253
Label
Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity, Giles Sparrow ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Moon Landing Anniversary 50 years"--page 1 of cover
  • Originally published: 2007
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090760253
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Second American edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781465479655
Lccn
2018419859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090760253

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