PxPixel
+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
The Nasa Archives : 1958-2018 - Piers Bizony

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2019
ISBN: 9783836569507
Number Of Pages: 492

Share This Book:

Hardcover

RRP $250.00
$159.75
36%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $39.94 with Learn more
Ships in 15 business days

Earn 320 Qantas Points
on this Book

Booktopia Comments

This book is featured in our Shoot for the Moon collection, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Visit to see more of the best on all things astronautical.

Product Description

To Infinity and Beyond

Journey through the U.S. space program's fascinating pictorial history On October 1, 1958, the world's first civilian space agency opened for business as an emergency response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik a year earlier. Within a decade, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universally known as NASA, had evolved from modest research teams experimenting with small converted rockets into one of the greatest technological and managerial enterprises ever known, capable of sending men to the moon aboard gigantic rockets and of dispatching robot explorers to Venus, Mars, and worlds far beyond. In spite of occasional, tragic setbacks in NASA's story, the Apollo moon project remains a byword for American ingenuity; its winged space shuttles spearheaded the International Space Station and its dazzling array of astronomical satellites, robotic landers, and earth sciences programs have transformed our understanding of the cosmos, and our home world's fragile place within it.

Throughout NASA's 60-year history, images have played a central role. Who today is not familiar with the Hubble Space Telescope's mesmerizing views of the universe, or the pin-sharp panoramas of Mars from NASA's surface rovers? And who could forget the photographs of men walking on the moon?

Researched and edited in collaboration with NASA, this collection gathers more than 500 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, scanned and re-mastered using the latest technology, and reproduced with black matte borders that protect the pages from fingerprints. Texts by science and technology journalist Piers Bizony, former NASA chief historian Roger Launius, and best-selling Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin round out this comprehensive exploration of NASA, spanning from its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future.

The NASA Archives is more than just a fascinating pictorial history of the U.S. space program. It is also a profound meditation on why we choose to explore space, and how we will carry on this grandest of all adventures in the years to come.

Text in English, French, and German

Industry Reviews

"The book is exquisite-a tour-de-force and an important chronicle, not to mention a beautiful arts piece."

ISBN: 9783836569507
ISBN-10: 3836569507
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 10th February 2019
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 33.0 x 33.0  x 6.35
Weight (kg): 0.85

Earn 320 Qantas Points
on this Book