The Complete Story From Sputnik to Shuttle-- and Beyond

Book - 2007 | First American edition
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Baker & Taylor
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.

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This is a dense presentation, packing in a ton of information in text and graphics in a manner designed to entice casual browsers yet engage those with more serious reading or research purposes. Each spread is an amalgam carefully composed of photos and captions; boxes featuring chronologies, aspects of technology, or biographical portraits; and narrative text (with bold fonts for headings) interspersed with evocative quotes from astronauts and others. Coverage begins with the earliest rockets and space visionaries and concludes with the rise of commercial spaceflight. Science writer Sparrow's text gets an initial boost from astronaut Buzz Aldrin's foreword. The format is oversize: 10x12". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the first space flight, a visual study of human ventures into outer space covers the U.S. and Soviet space race, as well as the efforts of other countries around the world, chronicling the development of space technology, future planned space missions, and key accomplishments, ranging from the first satellite launch to the moon landing.

Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2007
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780756628581
Branch Call Number: 629.4 S737s
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Space flight


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