Designs On Space

Designs On Space

Blueprints For 21st Century Space Exploration

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With the turn of the century upon us, it's fair to ask, "Where are we going?" The answer, in a word, is up -- up from the Earth's gravity well and out into that playground, work site, and frontier otherwise known as outer space. "Designs on Space" is the introduction to the soon-to-be-implemented, cutting-edge machinery that will get us there: a new generation of space probes and rockets that will hurl us into the next Space Age, that of the twenty-first century.

In this graphically rich handbook of near-term space exploration, Richard Wagner, former editor of "Ad Astra" and coauthor of "The Case for Mars," and designer Howard Cook serve up a ragout of intriguing space missions that illustrate "the art of discovery and the craft of exploration" that lie at the heart of humanity's drive into space. Their sketches of our next steps into the high frontier range from the on-orbit operations of the International Space Station to scientific exploration at the farthest reaches of our solar system. They describe and detail the contraptions, gizmos, gadgets, and contrivances that will serve as our homes in near space and our senses in the

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
ISBN: 9780684856766
Branch Call Number: 629.47
Characteristics: v, 138 pages :,illustrations ;,20 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cook, Howard (Howard Emerson)


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