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The Resource Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor] ; with curators from the National Air and Space Museum

Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor] ; with curators from the National Air and Space Museum

Label
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] ; with curators from the National Air and Space Museum
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Contributor
Creator
Editor
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Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.4074/753
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL506.U6
LC item number
W376 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor] ; with curators from the National Air and Space Museum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780760344446
Lccn
2013045152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858901109
  • 2276117
  • (OCoLC)858901109
  • (OCoLC)ocn858901109
  • 2276117
Label
Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Michael J. Neufeld, [editor] ; with curators from the National Air and Space Museum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780760344446
Lccn
2013045152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858901109
  • 2276117
  • (OCoLC)858901109
  • (OCoLC)ocn858901109
  • 2276117

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