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NASA : the complete illustrated history

Author: Michael H Gorn; Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: London ; New York : Merrell, 2008.
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The first illustrated history of NASA - the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration - ever to be published, this groundbreaking book tells the exciting story of space exploration from the early twentieth century to the present, focusing on the personalities involved as much as the technological advances that have made space exploration possible. Authoritatively and accessibly written by historian Michael  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Gorn; Buzz Aldrin
ISBN: 1858944279 9781858944272
OCLC Number: 262695922
Notes: Originally published 2005.
Description: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Before NASA : the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics --
2. Up and out : from Mach 1 to Project Mercury --
3. A man on the Moon : projects Gemini and Apollo --
4. Apollo ends : robotic voyages to the planets --
5. The Shuttle : spaceflight in a time of pragmatism --
6. Round and round : spaceflight in the twenty-first century --
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Responsibility: Michael Gorn ; foreword by Buzz Aldrin.

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