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"There can be no thought of finishing, for 'aiming at the stars', both literally and figuratively, is a problem to occupy generations, so that no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning." - Dr. Robert Goddard, in a letter to H.G. Wells, 1932 It has been, and remains, humanity's greatest adventure - our bold leap into the velvet dar"There can be no thought of finishing, for 'aiming at the stars', both literally and figuratively, is a problem to occupy generations, so that no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning." - Dr. Robert Goddard, in a letter to H.G. Wells, 1932It has been, and remains, humanity's greatest adventure - our bold leap into the velvet dark and piercing light beyond the earth's protective atmosphere, the daring break with the bonds of gravity that until now have tied us to this planet. The adventure has unfolded entirely in our own time - Sputnik, the first moon shot and Space Shuttle all taking place in a mere quarter century - and nowhere was it more magnificently documented than in Life magazine.It was in the pages of Life that the story of our journey in space was originally documented: it was there that we saw the missions from blast-off to splashdown, and met not only the astronauts - the heroes and heroines who flew the spaceships - but also the scientists, engineers and technicians who built and controlled the craft. Now, in a salute to America's first twenty-five years beyond the stratosphere, these exploits are chronicled in a stunning one-volume commemoration that allows us to relive the wonders of that journey to a new frontier. An evocative introduction by Loudon Wainwright, assistant managing editor of Life and one of the original staffers to cover the story for the magazine, sets the stage for more than 400 photographs, most in full color, including the greatest pictures from Life's unparalleled coverage, as well as photographs from NASA files taken by the astronauts themselves (or in some cases, by the spacecraft). Lively, anecdotal reporting accompanies the pictures, providing commentory that is both searching and celebratory.Life in Space is a mission-by-mission portfolio of the suspense, exhilaration and triumph of the space program that put men on the moon, sent deep-space probes to Mars, Venus, Saturn and beyond, and choreographed the marvel of the Space Shuttle. Missions Mercury, Gemini and Apollo transformed mythology into reality; Skylab and the Space Shuttle made the next controlled leaps into the void. This volume is a record of those voyages, a vision of greater distance and searching achievements.(taken from book cover)...

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ISBN : 9780316850636
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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