The Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space

The Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space

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Since the historic launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957, the world has been enthralled first by the race to the Moon and later by the exploration of space. Lost in the international competition, however, are the hundreds of other missions (commercial, military, and scientific explorations) that have taken place over the past four decades. This encyclopedia gives readers--for the first time--a complete picture of every space mission of every country that has taken place from Sputnik through 1999. In addition to providing a chronology of launches worldwide (over 1,000 in all), this encyclopedia includes hard-to-find information on the scientific objectives and results of these missions.

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Catalogs, in historical sequences, hundreds of spacecraft launched by various nations, consortia, and private companies. Every mission into space from every nation is described, including manned missions, planetary probes, communications networks, scientific research missions, and different types of satellites. Scientific experiments and their results are described. These results are placed in historic context by cross-referencing each mission. An introduction provides context for the era of space exploration. Includes a chronology. Zimmerman is a science writer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Catalogs, in historical sequences, hundreds of spacecraft launched by various nations, consortia, and private companies; describes every mission into space from all nations of the world; and includes manned missions, planetary probes, communications networks, scientific research missions, and different types of satellites.

Publisher: Phoeniz, AZ : Oryx Press, 2000
ISBN: 9781573561969
1573561967
Characteristics: xix, 410 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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