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The Resource The history of space exploration : discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future, Roger D. Launius

The history of space exploration : discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future, Roger D. Launius

Label
The history of space exploration : discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future
Title
The history of space exploration
Title remainder
discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future
Statement of responsibility
Roger D. Launius
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth's orbit and beyond - some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System - and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Launius, Roger D
Dewey number
  • 629.4
  • 629.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Outer space
  • Transport
Label
The history of space exploration : discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future, Roger D. Launius
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500022023
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780500022023
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The history of space exploration : discoveries from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future, Roger D. Launius
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500022023
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780500022023
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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