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America in space : NASA's first fifty years / foreword by Neil Armstrong ; edited by Steven J. Dick [and others] ; with the assistance of the NASA Chief Historian's Office and the NASA Photo Departments

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Author:
Dick, Steven J  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Office  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History  Search this
Physical description:
351 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
20th century
Contents:
Foreword -- 1. In the beginning -- 2. The first "A" in NASA -- 3. One small step ... -- Project Mercury -- Project Gemini -- Project Apollo -- Space shuttle -- 4. Voyages in space and time -- Afterword -- Selected reading -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary:
A visual history of NASA's many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel, written by a team of experienced NASA staffers and illustrated with more than 400 images, many of which are previously unpublished photographs from NASA archives. The story of America's Space Age begins in the 1950s with intrepid test pilots venturing ever faster and higher, and opens out into the now-legendary Mercury and Apollo missions of the 1960s that made astronauts into national heroes. The Space Shuttle era shows us what everyday space travel might look like, while grand vistas of the universe expand our sense of wonder. The large format of the book captures both the human drama and the vast scale of NASA's projects.--From publisher description.
Topic:
Astronautics--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061203