Space Exploration for DummiesBook - 2009
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?
- Take a quick tour of astronomy ? get to know the solar system and our place in the galaxy, take a crash course in rocket science, and live a day in the life of an astronaut
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:
- Descriptions of space milestones and future missions
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
Baker & Taylor
As NASA celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, this illustrated guide examines space exploration throughout history, taking readers on a grand tour, explaining advancements in technology, and revealing what the future might hold, from manned Mars missions to space elevators and lunar colonies. Original.
As NASA celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, this illustrated guide examines space exploration throughout history, explaining advancements in technology and revealing what the future might hold, from manned Mars missions to space elevators and lunar colonies.