Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, And Satellites That Put Us In Space by Michael H. GornSpacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, And Satellites That Put Us In Space by Michael H. Gorn

Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, And Satellites That Put Us In Space

byMichael H. GornIllustratorGiuseppe De Chiara

Paper over Board | September 4, 2018

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Spacecrafttakes a long look at humankind''s attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond.

In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 minutes and covering 71 million miles in the process. The world''s space programs have traveled far (literally and figuratively) since then, and the spacecraft they have developed and deployed represent almost unthinkable advances for such a relatively short period.

This ambitiouslyillustrated aerospace historyprofiles and depicts spacecraft fromSputnik 1through theInternational Space Station, andeverything in between, including concepts that have yet to actually venture outside the Earth''s atmosphere. Illustrator and aerospace professional Giuseppe De Chiara teams up with aerospace historian Michael Gorn to present a huge, profusely illustrated, and authoritatively written collection of profiles depicting and describing thedesign,development, anddeploymentof these manned and unmannedspacecraft. Satellites, capsules, spaceplanes, rockets, and space stations are illustrated in multiple-view, sometimes cross-section, and in many cases shown in archival period photography to provide further historical context.

Dividing the book by era, De Chiara and Gorn feature spacecraft not only from theUnited StatesandSoviet Union/Russia, but also from theEuropean Space AgencyandChina. The marvels examined in this volume include the rockets Energia, Falcon 9, and VEGA; the Hubble Space Telescope; theCassinispace probe; and the Mars rovers,OpportunityandCuriosity.

Authoritatively written and profusely illustrated with more than 200 stunning artworks,Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Spaceis sure to become a definitive guide to the history of manned space exploration.
A federal historian of nearly 30 years,Michael H. Gornspent 13 of those years at NASA. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for his aerospace writing, and has been featured in interviews on BBC, History, and the Discovery Channel. Gorn lives in Simi Valley, California.Giuseppe De Chiarais an accomplished aerospace pro...
Title:Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, And Satellites That Put Us In SpaceFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:224 pages, 11.25 X 9.75 X 1 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 11.25 X 9.75 X 1 inPublished:September 4, 2018Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760354189

ISBN - 13:9780760354186

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Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration.
- Library Journal