Piers Bizony Space 50

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Space 50

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In less than the span of a human lifetime, we have explored the Moon and launched robot probes to Mars, Jupiter, and far beyond. In the coming decade we will send astronauts to the Moon once again, to rehearse for the time when humans first set foot on Mars. Space 50 explores the major themes of rocket exploration, past, present and future.

Half a century ago, the politicians of a nearly-forgotten Cold War provided the money and the motivation for our first ventures into space. It seemed as if all of humanity was destined to advance into a limitless new frontier. The dream faded almost as soon as it had burst into life. The Space Age apparently came to an end after little more than a single decade excitement.

Is it really over? Today, Politicians once again Planning a grand future space, and there are serious plans for human mission to Mars in the coming generation. The United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and China have decided that the human adventure must continue alongside the robotic exploration of our solar system. Ambitious new spacecraft are emerging, born out of a fresh spirit of competition: this time not between enemies but among allies.

Another kind of rival is also reinvigorating the space adventure. In the next decade, commercial companies will transform our relationship with the rocket. Private citizens will gain access to space, and multi-billion dollar boosters built by giant government agencies will no longer be the only way to reach orbit, or even land on the Moon.

Stunningly illustrated with specially chosen photos and images, Space 50 explores the challenges and the opportunities awaiting us among the stars. The next fifty years promise to be even more exciting than the last.

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Piers Bizony is the author of a number of works of popular science, including Invisible Worlds: Exploring the Unseen and The Rivers of Mars: Searching for the Cosmic Origins of Life.

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Book Description Collins 2006 Hardcover, 2006. Book Condition: Near Mint. Fifty years of space exploration Foreword by Arthur C Clarke In October 1957 a metallic sphere the size of a basketball bleeped its way into orbit. It was called 'Sputnik'. From this modest beginning, an epic new adventure was born. In less than the span of a human lifetime we have explored the Moon and launched robot probes to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and far beyond. Space explores the major themes of rocket exploration, past, present and future, and celebrates the first half-century of space exploration. Specially selected images recall an age when giant rockets were the last word in modernity, and silver-suited astronauts were household names. Now we are preparing for a historic return to the Moon in the coming decade, and making serious plans to explore Mars. What awaits us in the next 50 years of space exploration? Contents: From literature to launch day - Science fiction predicts rockets and space exploration The Heavens and the Earth - Experimental missiles and satellites inspire the politicians Selling the Space Age - Consumer culture absorbs the romance of rockets Red Star in Orbit - Russian triumphs and tragedies in orbit, and on earth Machine Ambassadors - Robot probes explore Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn The Way Ahead - Do we have a long-term future in space? heavy - extra postage will apply 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1090683

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