Spaceflight: A Smithsonian Guide

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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
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The Smithsonian Guide is useful in noting, among other things, many of the now almost forgotten unmanned missions to the Moon and nearer planets. How many young people today know that the Soviets ... Read full review


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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.

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