Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars / Edition 1

Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars / Edition 1

by Roger D. Launius
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588341208

ISBN-13: 9781588341204

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

This new edition of Space Stations: Base Camp to the Stars, winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award, has been fully updated to tell the complete story of the vision, technological achievement and political infighting that led to the establishment of the first space stations. From winged rocket ships, to the

Overview

This new edition of Space Stations: Base Camp to the Stars, winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award, has been fully updated to tell the complete story of the vision, technological achievement and political infighting that led to the establishment of the first space stations. From winged rocket ships, to the epic, controversy-wracked sagas of Mir and the International Space Station, this highly original blend of history and popular culture explains why the dream of a permanently occupied space outpost has captivated so many for so long. Ninety-five arresting images, many rare and never before published, illustrate this thought-provoking narrative of the evolution of the space station as cultural icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588341204
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1Origins3
2The Space Station and the von Braun Paradigm25
3Skylab and the Salyuts: Preliminary Space Stations53
4The Strange Career of Space Station Freedom111
5A Mir Interlude143
6Building the International Space Station175
7Epilogue: Whither the International Space Station209
Appendices231
Notes239
Bibliographical Essay255
Index259

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