Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Series)
By Valerie Neal
A fantastically illustrated background of the exploration of area in the course of the such a lot iconic gadgets from the Smithsonian nationwide Air and house Museum. during the complete of human historical past, throughout all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, numerous members have gazed up on the stars with ask yourself and awe. attending to house was once no effortless job, and our interest with the encircling universe has lengthy been a resource of earthly delight and festival. on the backside of this overseas know-how pushed competition lies one unifying function, that is to appreciate the impossibly big heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and choose curators of the Smithsonian nationwide Air and area Museum current a stunning photographic party of a few of the main groundbreaking artifacts that performed key components in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. concentrating on the main iconic items and expertise - equivalent to Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong's Lunar swimsuit, the Hubble area Telescope, and area commute Discovery - this publication largely profiles 11 of the NASM's most crucial breakthroughs in area expertise. The NASM curators characteristic every one item in terrific aspect with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over a hundred and fifty archival photos that supply new and little-known insights into their improvement and historic context. we're nonetheless a ways from greedy our universe . . . yet for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the members and innovations that experience taken us this far.