Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
Author(s): Sten Odenwald
From Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station--a photo-filled tour through the milestones of space exploration
This eclectic pop history of space exploration, by scientist-educator Sten Odenwald at NASA, examines 100 objects--all stunningly photographed--and their effect on what we know and how we think about space. Whimsical and uniquely clarifying, Space Exploration--A History in 100 Objects covers the iconic, from Sputnik to Skylab, as well as the lesser-known but utterly important:
- The ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism, the first known analog computer, which predicted astronomical movement.
- Luna 3, the first satellite to glimpse the far side of the moon. The O-ring; the humble, rubber part that doomed the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite, which made international TV possible.
- The V-2 rocket, the first artificial object to cross the threshold of space--and many more
- : 9781615196142
- : Affirm Press
- : 0.001
- : October 2019
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- : books
- : Sten Odenwald
- : Hardback
- : English
- : 224