American History



, an oversize volume, documents an oversize achievement unfurled across a six-decade span: America’s space program, a remarkable exercise in national ambition, collective technological genius, and individual valor. In shows what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration accomplished after a cold, scared start 60 years ago. From baby satellites to the Apollo moon project to the space shuttle, robot rovers, space telescopes, and other advances, NASA has shaped our vision of the universe and Earth’s place in it. Journalist Piers Bizony, former NASA chief historian Roger Launius, and best-selling Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin explicate 400-plus photos and renderings, examining NASA from its earliest days to its contemporary role in developing tomorrow’s space systems.

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