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Title The Penguin book of outer space exploration : NASA and the incredible story of human spaceflight / edited by John Logsdon ; foreword by Bill Nye.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.4509 PEN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xviii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Prologue: The dream of centuries -- Getting ready for space exploration -- First steps -- "One small step ... one giant leap" -- Steps toward an uncertain future -- Epilogue: The dream persists.
Summary "Using items in the NASA archive together with expert narrative guidance, this history of how Americans got to space begins with Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars and ends with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there. It covers the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the moon landings, the Challenger disaster, and the Hubble Telescope repairs"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
Manned space flight -- History.
Outer space -- Exploration -- History.
Added Author Logsdon, John M., 1937- editor.
Nye, Bill, writer of foreword.
Cover Title NASA and the incredible story of human spaceflight
ISBN 9780143129950 (pbk.) $18.00
0143129953 (pbk.) $18.00
9781101993491 (ebook)

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