The Infinite Journey: Eyewitness Accounts of NASA and the Age of Space

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Prepared in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this lavishly illustrated chronicle recounts the agency's most thrilling moments as remembered by those who experienced the pulse-racing drama firsthand.

In The Infinite Journey, noted space expert and Pulitzer Prize nominee William E. Burrows offers an overview of the U.S. space program, along with accounts by participants ranging from such prominent figures as ...

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Overview

Prepared in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this lavishly illustrated chronicle recounts the agency's most thrilling moments as remembered by those who experienced the pulse-racing drama firsthand.

In The Infinite Journey, noted space expert and Pulitzer Prize nominee William E. Burrows offers an overview of the U.S. space program, along with accounts by participants ranging from such prominent figures as Buzz Aldrin, Eileen Collins, and Homer Hickam to critical behind-the-scenes personnel.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 170 photographs, The Infinite Journey presents historic travels in space, selected with the help of NASA Chief Historian, Dr. Roger Launius. These intrepid missions range from Alan Shepard's daring flight in Freedom 7 and Neil Armstrong's first bootprints on lunar soil to revelations by the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Global Surveyor to the historic coupling of the International Space Station's Unity and Zarya modules.

The Infinite Journey celebrates space exploration over four decades and pays tribute to the people whose sacrifice, determination, and imagination made it possible.

About the Author:
William E. Burrows is the founder and head of the graduate Science and Environmental Reporting Program in the Department of Journalism at New York University.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781563319242
  • Publisher: Discovery Channel
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.96 (w) x 12.18 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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