Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities 1950-2050

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Space travel has gone from fantasy to reality in just fifty yearswhere will we be fifty years from now? This breathtaking book follows our projections for space exploration in the 1950s to our actual accomplishments today and goes on to predict the spacecraft, commerce, ecology, and manned explorations yet to come in the next 50 years. Lavishly illustrated, with a visionary foreword by Ray Bradbury as well as an adventurous text by NASA's chief historian and an expert on the U.S. space program, Imagining Space ...
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Overview

Space travel has gone from fantasy to reality in just fifty yearswhere will we be fifty years from now? This breathtaking book follows our projections for space exploration in the 1950s to our actual accomplishments today and goes on to predict the spacecraft, commerce, ecology, and manned explorations yet to come in the next 50 years. Lavishly illustrated, with a visionary foreword by Ray Bradbury as well as an adventurous text by NASA's chief historian and an expert on the U.S. space program, Imagining Space will inspire science fiction enthusiasts, pop culture fans, and anyone who has ever looked up at the stars in wonder.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811831154
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger D. Launius NASA's chief historian for more than 10 years, is vice-president of publications of the American Astronomical Society, editor of the magazine Space Times, and author of numerous books on aerospace history. He lives in Maryland.

Howard E. McCurdy is professor of public affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and the author of three previous books on the U.S. space program. He lives in Maryland.

Ray Bradbury is the author of more than 30 books, including The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. Recipient of a National Book Award for his lasting contribution to American literature, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Going A'journey 13
Preface 18
01 Wondrous Visions 21
02 The Search for Extraterrestrial Life 37
03 Lure of the Red Planet 55
04 Getting There 71
05 The Human Element 87
06 The Commercial Space Frontier 105
07 Space Warfare 121
08 The Greening of Space 135
09 Understanding the Universe 153
Epilogue: A Hopeful Future 166
Acknowledgments 169
A Library of Basic Books on Space 170
Credits 173
Index 174
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