Milestones of space : eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in association with Zenith Press, 2014.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
629.4074 NATIO

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Book
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176 pages : illustrations. ; 26 cm
Street Date
1405
Language
English
ISBN
9780760344446, 0760344442

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"A 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

National Air and Space Museum., & Neufeld, M. J. (2014). Milestones of space: eleven iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum . Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in association with Zenith Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

National Air and Space Museum and Michael J. Neufeld. 2014. Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in association with Zenith Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

National Air and Space Museum and Michael J. Neufeld. Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in association with Zenith Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

National Air and Space Museum, and Michael J. Neufeld. Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in association with Zenith Press, 2014.

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