Space Programs Outside the United States: All Exploration and Research Efforts Outside the United States

Space Programs Outside the United States: All Exploration and Research Efforts Outside the United States

by Daphne Burleson
     
 

Most people are familiar with NASA and the Soviet and then Russian space programs, but how many people have heard of the Austrian Space Agency? Space Ireland? SUPARCO of Pakistan? Space exploration and space-related scientific applications, far from being the province of the superpowers, are a worldwide effort and are developing in some seemingly unlikely places.

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Overview

Most people are familiar with NASA and the Soviet and then Russian space programs, but how many people have heard of the Austrian Space Agency? Space Ireland? SUPARCO of Pakistan? Space exploration and space-related scientific applications, far from being the province of the superpowers, are a worldwide effort and are developing in some seemingly unlikely places. Forty-two countries or groups of countries, besides the United States, have or have had active space programs.

This near-comprehensive (American agencies, well documented elsewhere, are omitted) history of the world's space programs is full of detailed information. The heavily illustrated chapters, arranged alphabetically, describe each country's facilities; launch vehicles, rockets and satellites; major areas of research; and more.

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Spaceflight
a much needed book...very comprehensive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418527
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/14/2005
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rocket and space historian Daphne Burleson lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her background is in civil and mechanical engineering. She has designed and taught courses on a variety of subjects, including space vehicles and programs and the history of rocketry.

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