Suddenly, Tomorrow Came: The NASA History of the Johnson Space Center

Suddenly, Tomorrow Came: The NASA History of the Johnson Space Center

by Henry C. Dethloff, Space
     
 

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As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of the most triumphant moments in American history. Spanning initiatives from the 1960s to 1993, this illustrated volume traces the center's history, starting with its origins at the beginning of the space race in the late 1950s. Thrilling, authoritative

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As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of the most triumphant moments in American history. Spanning initiatives from the 1960s to 1993, this illustrated volume traces the center's history, starting with its origins at the beginning of the space race in the late 1950s. Thrilling, authoritative accounts explain the development and achievements of the early space voyages; the lunar landing; the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs; and the space shuttles and international space station.
As astronaut Donald K. Slayton notes in his Foreword, this chronicle emphasizes the cooperation of "humans on space and on the ground. It realistically balances the role of the highly visible astronaut with the mammoth supporting team." An official NASA publication, Suddenly, Tomorrow Came is profusely illustrated with forty-four figures and tables, plus sixty-three photographs. Historian Paul Dickson brings the narrative up to date with an informative new Introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486477565
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Series:
Dover Books on Astronomy Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,146,607
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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