Aiming for the stars: the dreamers and doers of the space age
A compelling history of humankind's quest for the stars begins with the rocketry experiments of Wenher von Braun and others, and vividly recalls the Cold War space race that culminated in a manned moon mission and three decades of exploring the solar system.
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Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space AgeUser Review - Book Verdict
In this narrative history of the space age, Crouch (curator of Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum) rounds up the usual suspects--Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert H. Goddard, Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev. He does a capable job of laying out the story of space travel for a general audience, focusing especially on the contributions these major players made in their lifetimes. He details both the manned programs--from Vostok and Mercury, to Apollo and Soyuz and on through the Shuttle and the International Space Station--to the major unmanned probes that have been sent to the planets. The only problem with this latest single-volume space history is that it covers the same ground as two other excellent and recent efforts--T.A. Heppenheimer's Countdown (LJ 5/15/97) and William Burrows's This New Ocean (LJ 9/15/98). Recommended for libraries (both public and academic) not holding either of these earlier works.--Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll. Lib., GA ...
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A good overview of the history of the space program.
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