|Title:||Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program. Vol. 4, accessing space|
|Authors:||Ray A. Williamson, Editor ; Roger D. Launius, Editor ; Russell J. Acker, Editor|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Program Office, 1999|
|Series:||NASA History Series|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astronautics and state--United States--History|
"Exploring the unknown" is a multi-volume series containing a selection of key documents in the history of the U. S. civil space program. Volume IV, dealing with the question of access to space, publishes 134 key documents on the history of launch vehicles, emphasizing NASA's development of the Saturn V Moon rocket, the Space Shuttle as a launch vehicle, the commercialization of space transportation, and the development of Shuttle follow-on launch systems such as the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) and the X-33. Each is introduced by a headnote providing context, bibliographical information, and background information necessary to understand the document. These are organized into four major sections, each beginning with an introductory essay that keys the documents to major events in the history of the space program.
This documentary history is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of the U. S. civil space program and its development over time. It will serve as a valuable source both for students and scholars.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|007614||TL789.8.U5.E87 1999||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|