A History of Space Exploration

A History of Space Exploration

Through evocative photographs, this entrancing volume looks at the history in order to see into the future. What else will be achieved in the coming decades?

Author: Tim Furniss

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1585746509

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Covers the hightlights of space exploration throughout history, from the first liquid-propelled rocket to the most recent unmanned trips to other planets.
Categories: Science

Space Exploration A History in 100 Objects

Space Exploration   A History in 100 Objects

This is no ordinary space book. Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos.

Author: Sten Odenwald

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196142

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 203

This is no ordinary space book. Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo’s telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects are iconic and some obscure—but all are utterly important. The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic depiction of the Sun, Moon, and stars. The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector finally showed us how far we are from the Moon in 1969. In 1986, it was the humble, rubber O-ring that doomed the space shuttle Challenger. The Event Horizon Telescope gave us our first glimpse of a black hole in 2019. These 100 objects, as Odenwald puts it, showcase “the workhorse tools and game-changing technologies that have altered the course of space history . . . the tools and devices that, taken together, represent the major scientific discoveries—and celebrate the human ingenuity—of space technology, showing the ways physics and engineering have brought about our greatest leaps in understanding the way our universe works. . . . They make it clear that we have made giant strides in our quest to search ever more deeply into the farthest reaches of the universe—and behind each new discovery is an object that expands our appreciation of space as well as the boundless imagination and resourcefulness we carry within us.”
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The History of Space Exploration

The History of Space Exploration

Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism.

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher:

ISBN: 050002202X

Category: Astronautics

Page: 400

View: 664

For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth_s orbit and beyond _ some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System _ and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe. Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.
Categories: Astronautics

History of Space Exploration Coloring Book

History of Space Exploration Coloring Book

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

ISBN: 9780486261522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 654

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A History of the Italian Space Adventure

A History of the Italian Space Adventure

Now the Italian space industry stands ready to play an important role in the Gateway orbital station. All of this history, and more, is explored in this riveting book.

Author: Giovanni Caprara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319739867

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 902

This well-documented and fascinating book tells how, over the centuries, a series of visionaries, scientists, technologists, and politicians fostered the involvement of Italy in space exploration. The lives of these pioneers was often far from easy, yet they persevered. The fruits of their efforts can today be witnessed in Italy’s success within the cutting-edge space sector. Italy’s history in space started at the end of the fourteenth century and continued with the development of fireworks. Later, the nineteenth century marked the beginning of research into rockets in a more scientific way. After World War II, rocket technology was advanced with the aid of German scientists, and in the 1960s Luigi Broglio, the father of Italian space exploration, designed the San Marco satellite. In 1979 the first Italian Space Plan was launched, but it was the foundation of the Italian Space Agency in 1988 that kick-started a program of exploration in various fields of cosmic research. The outcome was construction of the Vega launcher and collaboration in the International Space Station. Now the Italian space industry stands ready to play an important role in the Gateway orbital station. All of this history, and more, is explored in this riveting book.
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The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration

The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration

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

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101993491

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 480

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Space

Space

Presents chronologically arranged views of space, space ships, astronauts, and planets.

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552979873

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 843

Presents chronologically arranged views of space, space ships, astronauts, and planets.
Categories: Science

Space Exploration Throughout History

Space Exploration Throughout History

Humans have always been fascinated by the stars.

Author: Jennifer Lombardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534567801

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 150

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.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Space Flight

Space Flight

Focusing on research data gleaned from these exploration programs, the book's historical perspective highlights the progression of our scientific understanding of both the smallest and the largest entities in our universe, from subatomic ...

Author: Lance K. Erickson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780865874190

Category: Science

Page: 659

View: 573

Space exploration has fascinated us since the launch of the first primitive rockets more than three thousand years ago, and it continues to fascinate us today. The data gathered from such exploration have been hugely instrumental in furthering our understanding of our universe and our world. In Space Flight: History, Technology, and Operations, Lance K. Erickson offers a comprehensive book at the history of space exploration, the technology that makes it possible, and the continued efforts that promise to carry us into the future. Space Flight goes through the history of space exploration---from the earliest suborbital and orbital missions to today's deep-space probes---to provide a close look at past and present projects, then turns its attention to programs being planned today and the significance of future exploration. Focusing on research data gleaned from these exploration programs, the book's historical perspective highlights the progression of our scientific understanding of both the smallest and the largest entities in our universe, from subatomic particles to distant stars, planets, and galaxies. Both the novice and the advanced student of space exploration stand to profit from the author's engaging and insightful discussion.
Categories: Science

The Greatest Adventure

The Greatest Adventure

The book then takes the reader on a journey through the following decades of space exploration to the present time, detailing the many successes, tragedies, risks, and rewards of space exploration.

Author: Colin Burgess

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789144604

Category:

Page: 368

View: 426

The Greatest Adventure explores the past, present, and future of the space race. The space race was perhaps the greatest technological contest of the twentieth century. It was a thrilling era of innovation, discovery, and exploration, as astronauts and cosmonauts were launched on space missions of increasing length, complexity, and danger. The Greatest Adventure traces the events of this extraordinary period, describing the initial string of Soviet achievements: the first satellite in orbit; the first animal, man, and woman in space; the first spacewalk; as well as the ultimate US victory in the race to land on the moon. The book then takes the reader on a journey through the following decades of space exploration to the present time, detailing the many successes, tragedies, risks, and rewards of space exploration.
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NASA Spaceflight

NASA Spaceflight

This book presents the first comprehensive history of innovation at NASA, bringing together experts in the field to illuminate how public-private and international partnerships have fueled new ways of exploring space since the beginning of ...

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319601137

Category: Science

Page: 402

View: 378

This book presents the first comprehensive history of innovation at NASA, bringing together experts in the field to illuminate how public-private and international partnerships have fueled new ways of exploring space since the beginning of space travel itself. Twelve case studies trace the messy, risky history of such partnerships, exploring the role of AT&T in the early development of satellite technology, the connections between the Apollo program and Silicon Valley, the rise of SpaceX, and more. Some of these projects have succeeded, and some have failed; all have challenged conventional methods of doing the public’s business in space. Together, these essays offer new insights into how innovation happens, with invaluable lessons for policymakers, investors, economists, and members of the space community.
Categories: Science

Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

The history-making astronaut, aerospace engineer and respected advocate for space colonization outlines a plan for taking humans to Mars within the next quarter century, posing business-specific arguments while outlining practical ...

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426214684

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 225

The history-making astronaut, aerospace engineer and respected advocate for space colonization outlines a plan for taking humans to Mars within the next quarter century, posing business-specific arguments while outlining practical strategies for travel and planetary homesteading.
Categories: Science

The History of Space Travel Puzzle

The History of Space Travel Puzzle

From the inaugural space race of Vostok vs. Mercury to the famed Apollo program to the International Space Station, this puzzle celebrates Earth's history of intergalactic travel.

Author: Pop Chart Lab

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 1524763594

Category:

Page: 500

View: 942

From the inaugural space race of Vostok vs. Mercury to the famed Apollo program to the International Space Station, this puzzle celebrates Earth's history of intergalactic travel. An enclosed poster features the design on the front for referencing while piecing the puzzle together; printed on the back are the dates, missions, and countries of origin for every space suit and vessel launched into space since 1961.
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Frontiers of Space Exploration

Frontiers of Space Exploration

Provides information and analysis on all aspects of space exploration with a historical overview, profiles of American and Soviet space pioneers, and a timeline of key events.

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313325243

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 754

Provides information and analysis on all aspects of space exploration with a historical overview, profiles of American and Soviet space pioneers, and a timeline of key events.
Categories: History

Space Travel

Space Travel

Author: Wernher Von Braun

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015009845572

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 968

Categories: Technology & Engineering

Psychology of Space Exploration

Psychology of Space Exploration

This book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday's great space race, today's orbiter and International Space Station missions and tomorrow's journeys beyond earth's orbit.

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher:

ISBN: 1469997703

Category:

Page: 266

View: 618

As we stand poised on the verge of a new era of spaceflight, we must rethink every element, including the human dimension. This book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday's great space race, today's orbiter and International Space Station missions and tomorrow's journeys beyond earth's orbit. Early missions into space were typically brief, and crews were small, often drawn from a single nation. As an intensely competitive space race has given way to international cooperation over the decades, the challenges of communicating across cultural boundaries and dealing with interpersonal conflicts have become increasingly important, requiring different coping skills and sensibilities from "their right stuff" of early astronauts. As astronauts travel to asteroids or establish a permanent colony on the Moon, with the eventual goal of reaching Mars, the duration of expeditions will increase markedly, as will the psychosocial stresses. Away from their home planet for extended times, future space farers will need to be increasing self-sufficient while they simultaneously deal with the complexities of heterogeneous, multicultural crews. Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective provides an analysis of these and other challenges facing future space explorers while at the same time presenting new empirical research on topics ranging from simulation studies of commercial spaceflights to the psychological benefits of viewing Earth from space. In addition to examining contemporary psychological research, each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration. Leading contributors to the field place the latest theories and empirical findings in historical context by examining changes in space missions over the past half century, as well as reviewing developments in psychological science during the same period. The essays are innovative in their approaches and conclusions, providing novel insights for behavioral researchers and historians alike.
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China s Space Program From Conception to Manned Spaceflight

China s Space Program   From Conception to Manned Spaceflight

This book is designed for publication straight after the launch of China's first manned spacecraft.

Author: Brian Harvey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852335661

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 229

This book is designed for publication straight after the launch of China's first manned spacecraft. The precursor mission, Shenzhou, flew unmanned in November 1999, in line with the predictions of The Chinese Space Programme: From Conception to Future Capabilities (1998) the first edition of this retitled book. China's Space Program: From Conception to Manned Spaceflight builds on the 1998 title to take account of the first manned flight in October 2003. It also brings the reader up to date with other developments in the Chinese space programme over from 1998 to the manned flight and looks forward to China's future plans and ambitions.
Categories: History