New Cosmic Horizons : Space Astronomy from the V2 to the Hubble Space Telescope, Paperback / softback Book

New Cosmic Horizons : Space Astronomy from the V2 to the Hubble Space Telescope Paperback / softback



New Cosmic Horizons tells the extraordinary story of space-based astronomy since the Second World War.

Starting with the launch of the V2 rocket in 1946, this book explores the triumphs of space experiments and spacecraft designs and the amazing astronomical results that they have produced.

It also examines the fascinating way in which the changing political imperatives of the USA, USSR and Western Europe have modified their space astronomy programmes.

This history of astronomy from space is extensively illustrated and unique in its coverage of such a broad range of topics in language accessible to amateur and professional astronomers, and other technically-minded readers.

All major astronomy missions of the first fifty years of space research are covered: the Soviet Sputnik and American Explorer projects, the subsequent race to the moon, solar and planetary missions, and the wonders of modern astrophysics culminating in the exciting results of the Hubble Space Telescope.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 520 pages, 15 Tables, unspecified; 73 Halftones, unspecified; 53 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9780521658331



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