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Lunar exploration - human pionees and robotic surveyors

Publisher: London ; Berlin : Springer, 2003.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Paolo Ulivi provides a well-paced, rapidly moving, balanced, even-handed account of lunar exploration as a popular history. Uniquely drawing on recently declassified documents, detail of Chinese  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 185233746X 9781852337469
OCLC Number: 53848244
Notes: Popular treatment.
Description: approximately 300 pages : 120 illustrations
Contents: The Beginning of the Space Race (early Soviet rocketry and US satellite projects).- The Space Race 1960-1969 (the race between US and USSR unmanned spacecraft).- United States Wins the Race (US Apollo Programme).- How the Soviet Union Lost the Race (Soviet human lunar projects).- The Race is Over (unmanned lunar exploration of the '70s and '80s).- The Small Ones are Coming (probe missions).- The Future (possible lunar missions over the next decade).
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences
Responsibility: P. Ulivi (ed.).

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