After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age


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In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed the way we look at our universe, our planet, and even the people around us. AFTER SPUTNIK will explore the first 50 years of achievements in space with a guided tour of the artifacts in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. This is the premier collection of space artifacts in the world, and includes ...

After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age 2007, Smithsonian Books (DC), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060897819