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    Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) (Hardback) Edited by Michael J. Neufeld, Contributions by Curators of the National Air and Space Museum, Contributions by Martin J. Collins, Contributions by James E. David, Contributions by David H. DeVorkin, Contributions by Hunter Hollins, Contributions by Thomas Lassman, Contributions by Roger D. Launius, Contributions by Stuart W. Leslie, Contributions by Cathleen Lewis

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    DescriptionA beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In "Milestones of Space," Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology--such as Friendship 7, the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong's Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery--this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM's most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe . . . but for now, "Milestones of Space" magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far.

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    Milestones of Space
    Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael J. Neufeld, Contributions by Curators of the National Air and Space Museum, Contributions by Martin J. Collins, Contributions by James E. David, Contributions by David H. DeVorkin, Contributions by Hunter Hollins, Contributions by Thomas Lassman, Contributions by Roger D. Launius, Contributions by Stuart W. Leslie, Contributions by Cathleen Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780760344446
    ISBN 10: 0760344442

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    LC classification: T
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    Abridged Dewey: 609
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000, TRA002010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16870
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC23: 629.4074
    Illustrations note
    150 color & 25 b/w photos
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    Zenith Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2014
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    Author Information
    Michael J. Neufeld is a museum curator in the space history division of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum. He was educated at the University of Calgary and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his doctorate in history. He is the author of "The Rocket and the Reich" (The Free Press, 1995), "Von Braun: Dreamer of Space ""and"" Engineer of War" (Random House, 2007).