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America in Space

NASA's First Fifty Years
NASA launches a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary in the fall of 2007, and Abrams is privileged to publish this visual history of its many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel. Written and edited by a team of experienced NASA staffers, and illustrated with many unpublished and rare photographs from the voluminous NASA archives scattered across the country, America in Space offers an unparalleled vision of half a century of exploration and discovery.

The story of America’s space age is told with more than 400 carefully selected images. The story begins in the 1950s with intrepid test pilots venturing ever faster and higher, and opens out into the now-legendary Mercury and Apollo missions of the 1960s that made astronauts into national heroes. The space shuttle era shows us what everyday space travel might look like, while grand vistas of the universe expand our sense of wonder. The large format of the book captures both the human drama and the vast scale of NASA’s projects. America in Space is a photographic record of the greatest adventure of our time.

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Book

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • OS 629.40973 Ame, Oversized

Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9780810993730


Format: Book
Title: America in space : NASA's first fifty years / foreword by Neil Armstrong ; edited by Steven J. Dick ... [et al.] ; with the assistance of the NASA Chief Historian's Office and the NASA Photo Departments.
Publisher Date: New York : Abrams, 2007.
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History -- 20th century. Astronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Isbn: 9780810993730 (hardcover) 0810993732 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Title: America in space : NASA's first fifty years / foreword by Neil Armstrong ; edited by Steven J. Dick ... [et al.] ; with the assistance of the NASA Chief Historian's Office and the NASA Photo Departments.
Publisher, Date: New York : Abrams, 2007.
Description: 351 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
Subjects: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Astronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Other Author: Dick, Steven J.
Other Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 348) and index.
LCCN: 2007011247
ISBN: 9780810993730 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0810993732 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 629.40973 Ame