This full color highly illustrated and engaging compact guide to telescopes, satellites, space shuttles and walking on the moon, presents a world of possibility in your pocket. How have we found out about space? This Smithsonian Gem examines the exploration of space, from looking at the stars to walking on the moon and reaching beyond our Solar System. Contents include: star maps and telescopes - from Galileo to Hubble; learning about the planets, stars and comets; exploring space with satellites and unmanned planetary probes; human exploration in space - Yuri Gagarin, reaching for the moon, the space shuttle and the space station. With plenty of illustrations, time charts and data boxes, this Gem covers all the key aspects of our exploration of space so far. How will the story develop?