Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

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Spacecraft takes a long look at humankind's attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond.

In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 minutes and covering 71 million miles in the process. The world’s space programs have traveled far (literally and figuratively) since then, and the spacecraft they have developed and deployed represent almost unthinkable advances for such a relatively short period.

This ambitiously illustrated aerospace history profiles and depicts spacecraft from sputnik 1 through the International Space Station, and everything in between, including concepts that have yet to actually venture outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Illustrator and aerospace professional Giuseppe De Chiara teams up with aerospace historian Michael Gorn to present a huge, profusely illustrated, and authoritatively written collection of profiles depicting and describing the design, development, and deployment of these manned and unmanned spacecraft. Satellites, capsules, space planes, rockets, and space stations are illustrated in multiple-view, sometimes cross-section, and in many cases shown in archival period photography to provide further historical context.
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ISBN: 9780760354186

Published Date: September 11, 2018

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

Language: English

Page Count: 224

Size: 11.00" l x 9.50" w x 1.00" h