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Mankind beyond Earth : the history, science, and future of human space exploration

Author: Claude A Piantadosi
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012. ©2012
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"Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of our manned program and continuing our unmanned space missions."--Provided by  Read more...
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Piantadosi, Claude A.
Mankind beyond Earth.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012017631
(OCoLC)794366448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claude A Piantadosi
ISBN: 9780231531030 0231531036
OCLC Number: 823380517
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: A short introduction to the science of space exploration --
Hindsight and foresight. Men and machines ; A space lexicon ; The explorers ; Twentieth-century space ; Back to the Moon --
A home away from home. Living off the land ; Round and round it goes--
where it stops, nobody knows ; By force of gravity ; The cosmic ray dilemma ; Tiny bubbles --
Where are we going? The case for Mars ; Big planets, dwarf planets, and small bodies ; New stars, new planets.
Responsibility: Claude A. Piantadosi.

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"Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of our manned program and continuing our unmanned space missions."--Provided by publisher.

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An important book by a visionary with his feet planted on the ground. Kirkus Reviews Finally, a give-it-to-me-straight account of why space exploration matters. In Mankind Beyond Earth, Claude A. Read more...

 
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