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Space Exploration

China in Space

The Great Leap Forward

Authors: Harvey, Brian

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  • Provides a comprehensive contemporary account of the Chinese space program set in a historical context 
  • Contains a listing of all Chinese launches and missions with tables of the different categories
  • First book to focus on China's new space station, at a time when the ISS may be in its last decade of operation
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About this book

In 2019, China astonished the world by landing a spacecraft and rover on the far side of the Moon, something never achieved by any country before. China had already become the world’s leading spacefaring nation by rockets launched, sending more into orbit than any other. China is now a great space superpower alongside the United States and Russia, sending men and women into orbit, building a space laboratory (Tiangong) and sending probes to the Moon and asteroids. Roadmap 2050 promises that China will set up bases on the Moon and Mars and lead the world in science and technology by mid-century.
China’s space programme is one of the least well-known, but this book will bring the reader up to date with its mysteries, achievements and exciting plans. China has built a fleet of new, powerful Long March rockets, four launch bases, tracking stations at home and abroad, with gleaming new design and production facilities. China is poised to build a large, permanent space station, bring back lunar rocks, assemble constellations of communications satellites and send spaceships to Mars, the moons of Jupiter and beyond. A self-sustaining lunar base, Yuegong, has already been simulated. In space, China is the country to watch.

About the authors

Brian Harvey is a writer and broadcaster on space flight who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has a degree in history and political science from Dublin University (Trinity College) and a MA from University College Dublin. His first book was Race into space – the Soviet space programme (Ellis Horwood, 1988), followed by further books on the Russian, Chinese, European, Indian and Japanese space programs. His books and chapters have been translated into Russian, Chinese and Korean.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19588-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19587-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China in Space
Book Subtitle
The Great Leap Forward
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19588-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19588-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19587-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 552
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 225 illustrations in colour
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