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The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space


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Preparati a intraprendere un viaggio nello spazio e nel tempo con The NASA Archives, una celebrazione visiva dell'inarrestabile impulso dell'umanità a viaggiare dalla Terra verso mondi lontani. Con oltre 400 fotografie storiche e rari rendering concettuali, questa collezione ci guida attraverso i 60 anni di storia della NASA, dagli esordi fino all'attuale sviluppo di nuovi sistemi spaziali per il futuro.
Copertina rigida13.0 x 13.0 in.10.27 lb468 pagine
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space


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 people 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 history, the Apollo lunar landing project remains a byword for American ingenuity; the winged space shuttles spearheaded the International Space Station and a dazzling array of astronomical satellites and robotic landers, and Earth observation 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 the first men walking on the Moon?

Researched with the collaboration of NASA, this collection gathers more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, scanned and remastered using the latest technology and reproduced in extra-large size. Texts by science and technology journalist Piers Bizony, former NASA chief historian Roger Launius, and best-selling Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin—and an extensive mission checklist documenting the key human and robotic missions—round out this comprehensive exploration of NASA, 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.
L'editore e autore

Piers Bizony is a science and technology writer. His publications include Atom, The Man Who Ran the Moon, Starman, and The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Gli autori che hanno contribuito

Andrew Chaikin is the author of the best-selling book A Man on the Moon, a detailed account of the Apollo lunar missions based on firsthand testimony. This work formed the basis for the triple Emmy award–winning HBO series From the Earth to the Moon.

Dr. Roger Launius served as Chief Historian at NASA from 1990 until 2002, after which he was appointed senior curator in the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. He was also a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003.

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space
Copertina rigida33 x 33 cm4.66 kg468 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-6950-7

Edizione: Inglese
The multilingual editions come with the English book and a booklet with either French or German translations.
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36 Valutazioni

NASA Archives

Bernd,30 ottobre 2021
Tolles Buch mit super Bildern. Empfehlenswert!

NASA -Archiv

Christian,29 ottobre 2021
Schade, dass ich nicht live dabei sein konnte, nur aus Erzählungen meiner Eltern kann ich nachvollziehen, was sie gefühlt haben müssen, aber das Buch lässt mich erahnen wie es seinerzeit gewesen sein muss! Grandios!!!

Ein Muss für jeden Raumfahrt-Begeisterten

Jens,29 ottobre 2021
Nicht nur die Bilder sind beeindruckend in Auswahl und Qualität, sondern auch die Begleittexte. Hier hat sich der TASCHEN Verlag selbst übertroffen. Der gewaltige Bildband liegt bei mir im Wohnzimmer und wurde bislang von jedem Gast in die Hände genommen! Oftmals wird im Anschluss über nichts anderes mehr gesprochen als die Raumfahrt. Stark!

Das NASA Archiv. 60 Jahre im All

FT,29 ottobre 2021
Sehr schönes Buch für alle, die Interesse an der Raumfahrt haben.

Schön und lehrreich

Karol,27 ottobre 2021
Das richtige Geschenk für den Enkel.

Perfekt wie immer

Günther,27 ottobre 2021
Eine rasche Lieferung eines faszinierenden Buches - so wie von Taschen gewohnt!