A History of Space Exploration in 100 Objects

Product Number: EB00754055
Released: Oct 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615196159
Publisher: The Experiment
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Description

In this eclectic pop history of space exploration, author and NASA scientist-educator Sten Odenwald examines 100 objects-in words and stunning photos-that have left a significant mark on what we know and how we think about space. Whimsical, accessible, and uniquely clarifying, Space Exploration-A History in 100 Objects covers the iconic-from Sputnik and Skylab-as well as the lesser-known but utterly important, including: -Luna 3, the satellite that gave the world its first-ever glimpse of the far side of the moon -The O-ring, a humble rubber ring used to seal segments of rocket boosters and that was the cause of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident, the biggest disaster in spaceflight history -Sojourner Mars rover, the first robot to land on another world -Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite, which made round-the-clock weather and international TV possible -V-2 Rocket, the first artificial object to cross the universally agreed threshold where space begins

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Author(s): Sten Odenwald
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 29, 2019

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