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Aiming for the Stars The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age

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ISBN-10: 1560988339

ISBN-13: 9781560988335

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tom D. Crouch

List price: $17.95
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Aiming for the Stars explores the motivations, goals, trials, and triumphs of the people who pioneered space exploration from the sixteenth century to the modern era. Tom D. Crouch describes space travel's emergence from the pages of science fiction into the laboratories of twentieth-century rocketeers. Linking individual obsessions and achievements with the political events and social currents that surrounded them, the book offers a wide-ranging view of the attempt to explore the final frontier.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 8/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Prologue: Spaceport!
A Plurality of Worlds
The Call of the Cosmos
An American Dreamer
"Our Germans"
Selling Space Flight
Fellow Travelers
This New Ocean
Racing to the Moon
The Giant Leap: Gemini
The Apollo Era
Men from Earth
Salyut and Skylab: Rooms with a View
The Shuttle Era
At Home in Orbit
Robot Servants and Explorers
Outward Bound
Selected Bibliography