The Space Age was launched in 1957 when Sputnik first orbited the earth, and led to satellite communication, space stations, orbital observatories, the spectacular voyages to the moon, rovers on Mars, and spacecraft that have traveled to the outer planets and beyond. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, with a foreword from astronaut Buzz Aldrin, this second edition of Giles Sparrow's history of spaceflight takes us from the pioneers of modern rocketry to the landings that have captured our imagination, and explores the enormous impact of our everyday presence in space. And as you would expect from DK and the Smithsonian, the book is loaded with color illustrations, rare photos, and images of documents and ephemera.
Spaceflight: Second Edition
Author: Giles Sparrow. Buzz Aldrin, foreword.