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By titleHistory of Space Vehicles

History of Space Vehicles

This book traces the history of the space age from its origins in World War II when both the American and Soviet governments adopted emigrating German scientists. V2 rocket technology led to the beginnings of the space race, which was later fuelled by the Cold War. From the earliest unmanned craft such as Explorer and Vanguard to the futuristic designs of the Delta V and the new Space Shuttle, The History of Space Vehicles describes how these awe-inspiring creations work and enable man to explore our greatest frontier.

Format: 297 x 227mm (11 3/4 x 9")
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 100 col a/ws, 150 col photos
Text: 60000 words

Author details:

TIM FURNISS wrote his first book in 1970, and has since written more than 30 titles. He covered the launches of Apollo 15 and several Shuttle missions from the Kennedy Space Center, and in 1988 was one of the first journalists to report on the launch of cosmonauts from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In 1994, he joined the Space Shuttle crew of mission STS 62 during their training, including launch and landing simulations.