Space: The Next Twenty-Five Years

Space: The Next Twenty-Five Years

by Thomas R. McDonough

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Space: The Next Twenty-Five Years by Thomas R. McDonough

This exciting work realistically assesses the immediate options for the future of space exploration. Space offers a comprehensive examination of some of the major new projects proposed by scientists and policy makers around the world. Chronicling the positions of leaders such as Isaac Asimov, Buzz Aldrin, Carl Sagan and Edward Teller, the book argues for the importance of developing long-range goals for the U.S. space program and for the need for international collaboration. Highlighted with numerous photographs and illustrations, this book presents a concise history of space exploration up to the present and then examines exciting and often controversial possibilities, including Star Wars, lunar space stations, space colonization, manned missions to Mars, potential mineral and energy resources, interstellar travel and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Space is a book for anyone interested in the future of cosmic exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471856719
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1987
Series: Wiley Science Editions
Edition description: Rev. & updated
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 1.38(w) x 2.28(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Space, the Final Frontier.

The History of Space Exploration.

The Space Shuttle.


The Strategic Defense Initiative.

Humans vs.

Robots in Space.

Space Stations.

A Lunar Base.


Asteroids and Comets.

The Inner Solar System.

The Outer Planets.

The Universe.

Advanced propulsion Concepts.

Interstellar Travel.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

The Future.



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