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Space: The First 50 Years By Patrick Moore

Space: The First 50 Years

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Written by two of the few men who can truly claim to have been a part of the story of space exploration since the beginning With a foreword by Buzz Aldrin Features the very best space photography, beautifully reproduced in a wonderful image-friendly format Perfect for both the amateur astronomer and the general science enthusiast
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Space: The First 50 Years: A Celebration with Sir Patrick Moore and HJP Arnold by Patrick Moore

Space: The First 50 Years chronicles the amazing advances and discoveries made during the momentous last half century, including the first manned spaceflight and first man in orbit, the first unmanned landing on the moon, the first craft to leave the Earth's orbit, the manned moon landings, the advent of the Space Shuttle, and the first probes to Mars, Venus and the outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. All written with Patrick Moore's trademark clarity, simplicity, passion, and authority, and illustrated with the finest space photography, this book captures the drama, scale, majesty, and minutiae of the Universe.Also includes a foreword by Buzz Aldrin, and a countdown of the 50 greatest space images as chosen by the late space photography expert HJP Arnold, to whom this book stands as a tribute.

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About Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore CBE, FRS is the world's most famous amateur astronomer. Author of over 100 books and award-winning presenter of the fifty-year-long BBC TV series The Sky at Night, Patrick is a well-known and much-loved figure, whose work in the fields of astronomy and broadcasting was recognized in 1967 with an OBE, in 1988 with a CBE, and in 2001 with a knighthood. Sir Patrick lives in Selsey, West Sussex.HJP Douglas Arnold was a space photography expert and the perfect person to select the images for the book. Formerly at Kodak Ltd, when they supplied the film for the Apollo missions, he was in the BBC TV studio team for the later Apollo Moon landings and ran a space photography agency for many years. He was the author of several books on astronomy, photography, and its history. He died in 2006.

Table of Contents

Overview Into the space age Men in space Stations in space Rockets to the Moon Neighbouring worlds The exploration of Mars The outer solar system Wanderers The Great Universe The next 50 years Glossary Index Acknowledgements

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Space: The First 50 Years: A Celebration with Sir Patrick Moore and HJP Arnold by Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore
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