Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects, Hardback Book

Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects Hardback

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From Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station - a photo-filled tour through the milestones of space explorationThis eclectic pop history of space exploration, by scientist-educator Sten Odenwald at NASA, examines 100 objects - all stunningly photographed - and their effect on what we know and how we think about space.

Whimsical and uniquely clarifying, Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects covers the iconic, from Sputnik to Skylab, as well as the lesser-known but utterly important: The ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism, the first known analog computer, which predicted astronomical movement. Luna 3, the first satellite to glimpse the far side of the moon.

The O-ring; the humble, rubber part that doomed the Space Shuttle Challenger. Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite, which made international TV possible. The V-2 rocket, the first artificial object to cross the threshold of space - and many more!

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Experiment LLC
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9781615196142

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