Spaceflight: A Smithsonian Guide

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Macmillan USA, Mar 29, 1995 - Science - 256 pages
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Spaceflight This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide tells the fascinating story of one of the greatest scientific achievements of our times—the conquest of space. Produced in association with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution and its scientific experts, Spaceflight recounts the epic adventure of the men, women, and machines that took us into space. This Smithsonian Guide features: Detailed text by Smithsonian experts clearly explaining how spaceflight developed More than 350 full-color photographs and explanatory illustrations of spacecraft, equipment, people, and events Full-color foldout timeline of spaceflight milestones decade by decade 40-page quick-access A-to-Z glossary, including capsule biographies, special terms, and key concepts Other titles: Aviation • Planets • Zoo Animals • Automobiles • Railroads

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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

This came out what, 15 years ago now? So, yeah, it's not very current. However, it does give a pretty good overview of the history of human beings in space. I consider it a decent launching point for more serious, specific studies. Read full review

Contents

From Dreams to Reality
1947
Early Rockets Theories
1956
Atlas Delta Titan and Saturn Space
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SMITHSONIAN GUIDES is an illustrated home reference series exploring the worlds of science, nature, technology, and history, produced in unique partnership with the world's most popular museum. Each superbly produced guide stands alone as a compact introduction to its subject. Taken together, Smithsonian Guides form a library on topics timeless in their appeal.