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Author Piantadosi, Claude A., author.

Title Mankind beyond Earth : the history, science, and future of human space exploration / Claude A. Piantadosi.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index.
Contents A short introduction to the science of space exploration -- Hindsight and foresight. Men and machines ; A space lexicon ; The explorers ; Twentieth-century space ; Back to the Moon -- A home away from home. Living off the land ; Round and round it goes-- where it stops, nobody knows ; By force of gravity ; The cosmic ray dilemma ; Tiny bubbles -- Where are we going? The case for Mars ; Big planets, dwarf planets, and small bodies ; New stars, new planets.
Summary "Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of our manned program and continuing our unmanned space missions."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Astronautics -- United States -- Forecasting -- Popular works.
Manned space flight -- History -- Popular works.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Piantadosi, Claude A. Mankind beyond Earth. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012 9780231162425 (DLC) 2012017631 (OCoLC)794366448
ISBN 9780231531030 (electronic bk.)
0231531036 (electronic bk.)
9780231162425 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231162421 (cloth : alk. paper)