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Frontiers of space exploration

Author: Roger D Launius
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century.
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Gives an overview of space exploration during the twentieth century; includes information on the development of rocket technology, the Mir space station, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and other related topics.
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Launius, Roger D.
Frontiers of space exploration.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607085699
Online version:
Launius, Roger D.
Frontiers of space exploration.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(OCoLC)632185882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Launius
ISBN: 0313299684 9780313299681
OCLC Number: 37567235
Description: xxxi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Space exploration explained. Historical overview of space exploration ; Race to the moon ; Scientific explorations in the space age ; Permanent presence in space --
Biographies : a gallery of space exploration pioneers --
Primary documents of space exploration.
Series Title: Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Roger D. Launius.

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These essays are designed to be understandable and to capture the human drama as well as the scientific accomplishments of space exploration. Biographical profiles include not only astronauts and  Read more...

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