Astronautics: A Historical Perspective of Mankind's Efforts to Conquer the Cosmos, Book 2

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Apogee Books, 2007 - Science - 491 pages
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An accessible and elucidating account of the events surrounding America's commitment to land a man on the moon, this follow-up book demonstrates how that venture shaped the future of space exploration. Topics ranging from the Gemini, Voskhod, Soyuz, and Apollo programs to the development of the space shuttle and the evolution of the International Space Station are detailed. The politics and contemporary events of the period and how they influenced space exploration are also explored.

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Contents

Foreword
241
Key to the Moon
253
Mapping the Moon
263
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Ted Spitzmiller has worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 25 years. He is the author of Astronautics: Book 1-The Dawn of the Space AgeFate Stalks the Pacific Sky, and more than 40 articles in aviation magazines. He lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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