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Space exploration : a history in 100 objects

Author: Sten F Odenwald
Publisher: New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, [2019]
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"From Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station - a stunningly photo-filled tour through the milestones of space exploration, examining iconic objects from Sputnik to Skylab and their effect on what we know and how we think about space"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Odenwald, Sten F.
Space exploration.
New York : The Experiment, [2019]
(DLC) 2019026580
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sten F Odenwald
ISBN: 1615196153 9781615196159
OCLC Number: 1108809373
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword by John Mather; Introduction; The Blombos Ochre Drawing; The Abri Blanchard Bone Plaque; The Egyptian Star Clock; The Nebra Sky Disk; The Venus Tablet of Ammisaduqa; The Star Charts of Senenmut; The Merkhet; The Nimrud Lens; The Greek Armillary Sphere; The Diopter; Antikythera Mechanism; Hipparchus's Star Atlas; The Astrolabe; The Dunhuang Star Atlas; Al-Khwārizmī's Algebra Textbook; The Dresden Codex; The Chaco Canyon Sun Dagger; Giovanni de' Dondi's Astrarium; The Big Horn Medicine Wheel; The Ensisheim Stone; De Revolutionibus; Tycho's Mural Quadrant; Galileo's Telescope; The Slide Rule; The Eyepiece Micrometer; The Clock Drive; The Meridian Circle; The Skidi Pawnee Star Chart; Smoked-Glass Sun Viewing; The Gyroscope; The Electric Battery; Pilâtre de Rozier and d'Arlandes's Balloon; William Herschel's Forty-Foot Telescope; The Spectroscope; The Daguerreotype Camera; The Solar Panel; The Leviathan of Parsonstown; Crookes Tube; The Triode Vacuum Tube; The Ion Rocket Engine; The Hooker Telescope; Robert Goddard's Rocket; The Van de Graaff Generator; The Coronagraph; Jansky's Merry-Go-Round Radio Telescope; The V-2 Rocket; ENIAC; Colossus Mark 2; The Radio Interferometer; The Heat Shield; The Integrated Circuit; The Atomic Clock; Space Fasteners; The Hydrogen Line Radio Telescope; The X-Ray Imaging Telescope; The Hydrogen Bomb; The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator; The Nuclear Rocket Engine; Sputnik; Vanguard 1; Luna 3; The Endless Loop Magnetic Tape Recorder; The Laser; Space Food; The Space Suit; Syncom 2 (and 3); The Vidicon Camera; The Space Blanket; The Handheld Maneuvering Unit; Apollo 1 Block I Hatch; The Interface Message Processor; The Hasselblad Camera; Apollo 11 Moon Rocks; The CCD Imager; The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector; The Apollo Lunar Television Camera; The Homestake Gold Mine Neutrino Detector; Lunokhod 1; The Skylab Exercise Bike; The Laser Geodynamics Satellite (LAGEOS); Smoot's Differential Microwave Radiometer; The Viking Remote-Controlled Sampling Arm; The"Rubber Mirror."; The Multi-Fiber Spectrograph; The Venera Landers; The Compromised Challenger O-Rings; COSTAR; CMOS Sensors; The Allan Hills Meteorite; Sojourner; Gravity Probe B; LIDAR; The Large Hadron Collider; The Kepler Space Telescope; Curiosity Rover; Mangalyaan-the Mars Orbiter Mission; A 3-D Printed Ratchet Wrench; The LIGO Gravitational-Wave Interferometer; The Tesla Roadster; The Event Horizon Telescope. Cover; Contents; Foreword by John Mather; Introduction; 1. The Blombos Ochre Drawing; 2. The Abri Blanchard Bone Plaque; 3. The Egyptian Star Clock; 4. The Nebra Sky Disk; 5. The Venus Tablet of Ammisaduqa; 6. The Star Charts of Senenmut; 7. The Merkhet; 8. The Nimrud Lens; 9. The Greek Armillary Sphere; 10. The Diopter; 11. Antikythera Mechanism; 12. Hipparchus's Star Atlas; 13. The Astrolabe; 14. The Dunhuang Star Atlas; 15. Al-Khwārizmī's Algebra Textbook; 16. The Dresden Codex; 17. The Chaco Canyon Sun Dagger; 18. Giovanni de' Dondi's Astrarium; 19. The Big Horn Medicine Wheel 20. The Ensisheim Stone21. De Revolutionibus; 22. Tycho's Mural Quadrant; 23. Galileo's Telescope; 24. The Slide Rule; 25. The Eyepiece Micrometer; 26. The Clock Drive; 27. The Meridian Circle; 28. The Skidi Pawnee Star Chart; 29. Smoked-Glass Sun Viewing; 30. The Gyroscope; 31. The Electric Battery; 32. Pilâtre de Rozier and d'Arlandes's Balloon; 33. William Herschel's Forty-Foot Telescope; 34. The Spectroscope; 35. The Daguerreotype Camera; 36. The Solar Panel; 37. The Leviathan of Parsonstown; 38. Crookes Tube; 39. The Triode Vacuum Tube; 40. The Ion Rocket Engine; 41. The Hooker Telescope 42. Robert Goddard's Rocket43. The Van de Graaff Generator; 44. The Coronagraph; 45. Jansky's Merry-Go-Round Radio Telescope; 46. The V-2 Rocket; 47. ENIAC; 48. Colossus Mark 2; 49. The Radio Interferometer; 50. The Heat Shield; 51. The Integrated Circuit; 52. The Atomic Clock; 53. Space Fasteners; 54. The Hydrogen Line Radio Telescope; 55. The X-Ray Imaging Telescope; 56. The Hydrogen Bomb; 57. The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator; 58. The Nuclear Rocket Engine; 59. Sputnik; 60. Vanguard 1; 61. Luna 3; 62. The Endless Loop Magnetic Tape Recorder; 63. The Laser; 64. Space Food 65. The Space Suit66. Syncom 2 (and 3); 67. The Vidicon Camera; 68. The Space Blanket; 69. The Handheld Maneuvering Unit; 70. Apollo 1 Block I Hatch; 71. The Interface Message Processor; 72. The Hasselblad Camera; 73. Apollo 11 Moon Rocks; 74. The CCD Imager; 75. The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector; 76. The Apollo Lunar Television Camera; 77. The Homestake Gold Mine Neutrino Detector; 78. Lunokhod 1; 79. The Skylab Exercise Bike; 80. The Laser Geodynamics Satellite (LAGEOS); 81. Smoot's Differential Microwave Radiometer; 82. The Viking Remote-Controlled Sampling Arm; 83. The"Rubber Mirror." 84. The Multi-Fiber Spectrograph85. The Venera Landers; 86. The Compromised Challenger O-Rings; 87. COSTAR; 88. CMOS Sensors; 89. The Allan Hills Meteorite; 90. Sojourner; 91. Gravity Probe B; 92. LIDAR; 93. The Large Hadron Collider; 94. The Kepler Space Telescope; 95. Curiosity Rover; 96. Mangalyaan-the Mars Orbiter Mission; 97. A 3-D Printed Ratchet Wrench; 98. The LIGO Gravitational-Wave Interferometer; 99. The Tesla Roadster; 100. The Event Horizon Telescope; Resources and Photo Credits; Acknowledgments; About the Author
Responsibility: Sten Odenwald.

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By a NASA educator, this photo treasury presents 100 eclectic objects - from Stonehenge to Sputnik - and explains their significance to the history of space exploration.  Read more...

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A Junior Library Guild Selection "Captivating . . . fun as well as informative, this lightweight encyclopedia of intriguing objects will fascinate readers of any age."--Publishers Weekly starred Read more...

 
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