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Astronomy - Popular Astronomy | Space Exploration 2008

Space Exploration 2008

Harland, David M, Harvey, Brian

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2008, VIII, 183 p.

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  • The second regular space exploration annual
  • Written at an accessible level for both young and older space enthusiasts
  • Provides a regular, balanced review of all the world’s major space programs, past, present and future
  • Details annual statistical material on space developments
  • Will have a strong appeal to younger enthusiasts and be a perfect gift

The aim of the Space Exploration annuals is to provide a yearly update on recent space launches, missions and results, to be published every September in a format that is suitable for, and appeals to, the Christmas market. The annual covers space exploration from a variety of angles, looking back at past missions, reviewing those currently under way and detailing those planned for the future, and encompassing both manned and unmanned spaceflight.

Chapter 1 – The Annual Review, appears every year. It includes details of all satellite and rocket launches in the previous year and satellite recoveries, analysis of developments and emerging trends in space exploration, notes on records and main feats during the year, basic data on all launchers currently in operation, schedules of upcoming missions, anniversaries and landmarks.

The invited contributions, authored by leading figures in astronomy and space exploration, cover a variety of topics. One feature introduced in the first volume ‘Solar System Log’ featuring the very latest in the exploration of the planets, their moons and small Solar System bodies, is retained for Space Exploration 2008.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Popular Science - astronomy - exploring the solar system - going to the Moon - new space missions - new space technologies - recent spacecraft launches - satellite - space exploration - space stations - spaceflight

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

The Epic Journey Continues....- The Epic Journey Continues....- Prepare for Lift-off!....- Prepare for Lift-off!....- Stepping Out into the Solar System....- Stepping Out into the Solar System....- Long-Duration Spaceflight....- Long-Duration Spaceflight....- Another Giant Leap....- Another Giant Leap....- Beyond the Solar System....- Beyond the Solar System....- Reviving the Old, Introducing the New....- Reviving the Old, Introducing the New....- Return to the Moon.- Paving the Way for Future Exploration....- NASA’s New Robotic Lunar Program....- And When We’re Back on the Moon, What Next?....- Solar System Log.- Probing the Mysteries of Our Nearest Star....- Focusing on the Red Planet....- Fire and Water....- Report from the Ringed Planet....

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