Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotic Surveyors / Edition 1

Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotic Surveyors / Edition 1

by David M. Harland, Paolo Ulivi
     
 

ISBN-10: 185233746X

ISBN-13: 9781852337469

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Springer London

Paolo Ulivi provides a well-paced, rapidly moving, balanced, even-handed account of lunar exploration as a popular history. He covers the unmanned programmes, e.g. Ranger, and other American probes in the late ‘50s and in the later chapters he looks at recent lunar exploration and future plans for the same. It’s a book that will be perfect for an

Overview

Paolo Ulivi provides a well-paced, rapidly moving, balanced, even-handed account of lunar exploration as a popular history. He covers the unmanned programmes, e.g. Ranger, and other American probes in the late ‘50s and in the later chapters he looks at recent lunar exploration and future plans for the same. It’s a book that will be perfect for an enthusiast or someone coming to the story for the first time, as it does not include excessive technical depth. Uniquely drawing on recently declassified documents, detail of Chinese lunar exploration projects is provided, as well as nuclear lunar weapons of the ‘50s developed by the super powers, Soviet Russia and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852337469
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

The Beginning of the Space Race (early Soviet rocketry and US satellite projects).- The Space Race 1960-1969 (the race between US and USSR unmanned spacecraft).- United States Wins the Race (US Apollo Programme).- How the Soviet Union Lost the Race (Soviet human lunar projects).- The Race is Over (unmanned lunar exploration of the ‘70s and ‘80s).- The Small Ones are Coming (probe missions).- The Future (possible lunar missions over the next decade).

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