Atlas of Space Exploration

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Gareth Stevens Pub., 1999 - Reference - 96 pages
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The Atlas Library provides an up-to-date look at the essential aspects of our world and the universe beyond. Each volume of this colorful, large-format, pictorial reference collection offers detailed text presented in bite-sized blocks for easy access to information. From the physical Earth and its inhabitants to the farthest reaches of space, fact-loaded text is punctuated with superb color photographs, satellite images, maps, diagrams, and drawings for more thorough comprehension. This series is also a valuable reference for both high-school teens and adults.

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Contents

The Stargazers
8
The Rocket Age
14
Types of Satellites
20
Space Stations
26
For More Information
90
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About the author (1999)

TIM FURNISS wrote his first book in 1970, and has since written more than 30 titles. He covered the launches of Apollo 15 and several Shuttle missions from the Kennedy Space Center, and in 1988 was one of the first journalists to report on the launch of cosmonauts from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In 1994, he joined the Space Shuttle crew of mission STS 62 during their training, including launch and landing simulations.

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