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The Resource Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor], (electronic resource)

Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor], (electronic resource)

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Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Title
Milestones of space
Title remainder
eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Neufeld, [editor]
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Language
eng
Summary
"A beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology--such as Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong's Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery--this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM's most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe. but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far"--
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629.4074/753
LC call number
TL506.U6
LC item number
W376 2014
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National Air and Space Museum
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1951-
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Neufeld, Michael J.
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  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Astronautics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
  • TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor], (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Contents
Mercury Capsule Friendship 7 / Michael J. Neufeld -- Telstar / Martin Collins -- The Corona KH-4B camera / James E. David -- The F-1 engine / Thomas C. Lassman -- Lunar Module LM-2 / Hunter Hollins and Allan Needell -- Neil Armstrong's A7-L spacesuit / Cathleen S. Lewis -- Skylab / Stuart W. Leslie and Layne Karafantis -- The Viking Lander / Roger D. Launius -- Voyager / Roger D. Launius -- Space Shuttle Orbiter OV-103 Discovery / Valerie Neal -- The Hubble Space Telescope / David H. DeVorkin
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001227614
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unknown
Isbn
9780760344446
Lccn
2013045152
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001227614
Label
Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Contents
Mercury Capsule Friendship 7 / Michael J. Neufeld -- Telstar / Martin Collins -- The Corona KH-4B camera / James E. David -- The F-1 engine / Thomas C. Lassman -- Lunar Module LM-2 / Hunter Hollins and Allan Needell -- Neil Armstrong's A7-L spacesuit / Cathleen S. Lewis -- Skylab / Stuart W. Leslie and Layne Karafantis -- The Viking Lander / Roger D. Launius -- Voyager / Roger D. Launius -- Space Shuttle Orbiter OV-103 Discovery / Valerie Neal -- The Hubble Space Telescope / David H. DeVorkin
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001227614
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780760344446
Lccn
2013045152
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001227614

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