The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Book - 2018
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Space historian Roger D. Launius examines the thousands of years that humans have endeavored to understand the universe, including the pioneering work undertaken by the ancients of Greece, Rome, and China; the great astronomical discoveries of Renaissance thinkers such as Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler; and the technological and mechanical breakthroughs that have enabled the human race to explore far beyond our own planet in recent decades. He also reveals the future of space exploration, speculating on forthcoming space travel and humans' possible future as an extraterrestrial species.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2018
ISBN: 9781588346377
1588346374
Branch Call Number: 629.4 La
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

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