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A comprehensive guide to man′s achievements in space
As NASA celebrates more than 50 years of space exploration, Space Exploration For Dummies examines the scientific discoveries and advancements in space exploration throughout history, from early astronomers to the International Space Station. This fully illustrated title takes readers on a guided tour of our solar system and gives them a glimpse of what lies beyond. It highlights the various advancements in technology that have allowed our exploration of space to flourish, from early rockets to hypothetical space elevators. It also examines the nature of satellites and unmanned probes and how they have shaped our understanding of the universe. Readers will discover the obstacles of sending a human to Mars and ponder the question: is it time for human habitation of space?
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Your comprehensive guide to remarkable achievements in space
Do you long to explore the universe? This plain–English, fully illustrated guide explains the great discoveries and advancements in space exploration throughout history, from early astronomers to the International Space Station. You′ll learn about the first satellites, rockets, and people in space; explore space programs around the world; and ponder the controversial question: Why continue to explore space?
Run the Great Space Race trace the growth of the Space Age from Sputnik to the Apollo moon landings and meet the robots that explored the cosmos
Watch as space exploration matures from the birth of the Space Shuttle to the creation of the Mir Space Station to successes and failures in Mars exploration, see how space programs reached new levels
Journey among the planets check out the discoveries made during historic voyages to the inner and outer reaches of the solar system
Understand current exploration review the telescopes in space, take a tour of the International Space Station, and see the latest sights on Mars
Look into the future learn about upcoming space missions and increased access to space travel
Open the book and find:
An easy–to–follow chronological structure
Color and black–and–white photos
The nitty–gritty details of becoming an astronaut
A grand tour of the solar system through space missions
Explanations of tragedies and narrow escapes
Facts on the creation of space stations by NASA and the USSR
Ten places to look for life beyond Earth
Cynthia Phillips, PhD, and Shana Priwer are the coauthors of 14 books on subjects including astronomy, Einstein, da Vinci, the physics of the built environment, and a variety of other topics. Phillips works at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute. Priwer works for an architectural/design software company.
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