|Title:||Imagining space : achievements, predictions, possibilities : 1950-2050|
|Authors:||Roger D. Launius ; Howard E. McCurdy ; Ray Bradbury|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Chronicle Books, 2001|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-8118-3115-4|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
In 1949, in the provocative book "The conquest of space", Hollywood special effects artist Chesley Bonestell depicted how the Moon and planets might appear to the first explorers of these new worlds. His renditions, and those of fiction writers, filmmakers, scientists, and politicians, offered bold predictions of what was to come beyond Earth's orbit.
"Imagining space" juxtaposes these early visions with our real achievements to date, and further projects what's next in our exploration of deep space.
Chief NASA historian Roger D. Launius and Howard E. McCurdy of American University bring a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to looking at where we've been and where we're going. With their engaging text and more than 150 spectacular photographs and artists' renderings, "Imagining space" anticipates new generations of spacecraft, the promise of recreational and commuter space travel, space commerce and ecology, lunar research stations, human exploration of Mars, and other far-reaching subjects. A foreword by Ray Bradbury opens worlds of possibility, and the book that follows gives a true reading of our spirit of adventure in the next frontier.
Copies in the Library (1)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009501||TL788.5.L38 2001||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Closed-stack||Available|