With stunning full-color images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.
Author: Robert Snedden
Category: Outer space
'A Brief Illustrated History of Space Exploration' charts the history of space exploration and discovery all the way through from the early rocketeers, through the first people in space and the Space Race to be first to reach the Moon, the first Space Stations, and all the way through to the incredible findings of today. With stunning full-color images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.
Forty-four captioned illustrations accurately depict scenes of major milestones in space exploration — from launching of first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926 to Challenger tragedy in 1986.
Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Forty-four captioned illustrations accurately depict scenes of major milestones in space exploration — from launching of first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926 to Challenger tragedy in 1986. Other exciting drawings: launch of Sputnik (1957), first U.S. space walk (1965), first men on the moon (1969), more.
Humans have always been fascinated by the stars. The development of telescopes allowed them to learn more about the universe around them, and as technology advanced, they were able to travel into space and make plans for an entire space tourism industry. Through accessible main text, informative sidebars, and annotated quotes, readers learn about the scientists who have made space exploration possible and the amazing things they have discovered over the centuries. Readers will be inspired by the exciting possibilities the future may hold. In addition, historical and contemporary images present the history of space exploration in an exciting visual way.
From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey--including the inside history of our voyages to the moon depicted in First Man--is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration.
Author: John Logsdon
Category: Technology & Engineering
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye "An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history. There is no wiser or more experienced navigator through the twists and turns and ups and downs than John Logsdon." -James Hansen, New York Times bestselling author of First Man, now a feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy Among all the technological accomplishments of the last century, none has captured our imagination more deeply than the movement of humans into outer space. From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey--including the inside history of our voyages to the moon depicted in First Man--is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration. Renowned space historian John Logsdon traces the greatest moments in human spaceflight by weaving together essential, fascinating documents from NASA's history with his expert narrative guidance. Beginning with rocket genius Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars, and closing with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there, this volume traces major events like the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the Apollo moon landings, the Challenger disaster, the daring Hubble Telescope repairs, and more. In these pages, we such gems as Eisenhower's reactions to Sputnik, the original NASA astronaut application, John Glenn's reflections on zero gravity, Kennedy's directives to go to the moon, discussions on what Neil Armstrong's first famous first words should be, firsthands accounts of spaceflight, and so much more.
( PowerMath ) Summary : Gives facts about the history of space exploration , from Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station , and shows how to use a timeline to organize the information and learn more .
Author: Greg Moskal
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
6 paperback copies of The History of Space Exploration. This deep-diving volume illustrates the concept of chronology through the use of space exploration timelines. It includes fun facts about Galileo's telescope, the International Space Station, and many hallmark space milestones.
But what our species will discoverin space during the rest of the twenty-first century will almost certainly make earlier achievements in the history of space exploration seem tiny by comparison.
Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
The first in-depth, fully illustrated history of global space discovery and exploration from ancient times to the modern era The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration is a comprehensive history of international space exploration paired with photographs, illustrations, graphics, and sidebars on key scientific and technological developments, influential figures, and pioneering spacecraft. Former NASA and Smithsonian space curator and historian Roger D. Launius presents human's endeavors to understand the universe, honoring millennia of human curiosity, ingenuity, and achievement. The book examines space exploration's origins in the pioneering work undertaken by the ancients of Greece, Rome, and China, and moves through the great discoveries of Renaissance thinkers including Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. It offers new insight into well-known moments such as the launch of Sputnik 1 and the Apollo Moon landing and explores the unexpected events and hidden figures of space history. Presenting the technological and mechanical breakthroughs enabling humans to explore far beyond our own planet in recent decades, it also speculates on the future of space exploration, including space tourism and our possible future as an extraterrestrial species. This is a must-read for space buffs and everyone intrigued by the history and future of scientific discovery.