Describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation.
Since the 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons and sun. These probes have amassed a visual record of other worlds. This book presents these photographs. It includes essays that explain the story behind these photographs.
Tells the story of the birth and life of the cosmos. This book allows readers to see the mysterious objects and phenomena that inhabit the far reaches of the cosmos and the earliest times of existence.
Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from.
An illustrated book on Hubble - one of the most successful telescope constructed, which changed the face of space, that reveals the most provocative and unprecedented images of the universe, gathered by Hubble over its lifetime.
In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers.