The history of human space flight
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Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
ISBN
9780813054278 (hardback), 0813054273 (hardback)
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xiv, 633 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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North Royalton Branch - Adult Collection - General629.45009 Sp49h 2017 Available
Olmsted Falls Branch - Adult Collection - General629.45009 Sp49h 2017 Available

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Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780813054278 (hardback), 0813054273 (hardback)
UPC
40027109344

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-613) and index.
Description
Highlighting Men and Women across the globe who have dedicated themselves to pushing the limits of space exploration, this book surveys the programs, technological advancements, medical equipment, and automated systems that have made space travel possible. Beginning with the invention of balloons that lifted early explorers into the stratosphere, Ted Spitzmilier describes how humans first came to employ lifting gasses such as hydrogen and helium. He traces the influence of science fiction writers on the development of rocket in World War II warfare. Spitzmiller considers the engineering and space medicine advances that finally enabled humans to fly beyond the earth's atmosphere during the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. He re-creates the excitement felt around the world as Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn completed their first orbital flights. He recounts triumphs and tragedies, such as Neil Armstrong's "one small step" and the Challenger and Columbia disasters. The story continues with the development of the International Space Station, NASA's interest in asteroids and Mars, and the emergence of China as a major player in the space arena. Spitzmiller shows the impact of space flight on human history and speculates on the future of exploration beyond our current understandings of physics and the known boundaries of time and space. Book jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Spitzmiller, T., & Gutierrez, S. (2017). The history of human space flight . University Press of Florida.

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

Spitzmiller, Ted and Sid. Gutierrez. 2017. The History of Human Space Flight. University Press of Florida.

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

Spitzmiller, Ted and Sid. Gutierrez. The History of Human Space Flight University Press of Florida, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Spitzmiller, Ted., and Sid Gutierrez. The History of Human Space Flight University Press of Florida, 2017.

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