In less than the span of a human lifetime, we have explored the Moon and launched robot probes to Mars, Jupiter, and far beyond. In the coming decade we will send astronauts to the Moon once again, to rehearse for the time when humans first set foot on Mars. Space 50 explores the major themes of rocket exploration, past, present and future. Half a century ago, the politicians of a nearly-forgotten Cold War provided the money and the motivation for our first ventures into space. It seemed as if all of humanity was destined ...

Space 50 2006, Smithsonian Books (DC), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060890100