Spacecraft and Rockets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (Hardcover)

Spacecraft and Rockets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA By NASA, Nirmala Nataraj, Bill Nye (Contributions by) Cover Image

Spacecraft and Rockets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (Hardcover)

By NASA, Nirmala Nataraj, Bill Nye (Contributions by)


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Discover the remarkable NASA spacecraft that have captured our imaginations for decades.

The rockets, rovers, satellites, and space stations that have charted courses into space are depicted in beautiful color images and paired with engaging annotations. Complete with a preface by Bill Nye, this collection perfectly captures the wonder and science of space exploration. From the earliest Saturn and Gemini missions through the modern-day Artemis and HALO ships, these extraordinary spacecraft will fascinate anyone intrigued by science, history, and the mysteries of the beyond. 

CELEBRATE INNOVATION: Spacecraft and Rockets features fascinating images accompanied by expert explanations of the history and science of space exploration. This book is a unique celebration of the technological advances that have taught us so much about the universe and our place amongst the stars. 

NASA-APPROVED SPACE BOOK: Bearing the official imprimatur of the legendary space agency, this stellar hardcover volume provides a guided tour through the history of NASA's most exciting innovations and inventions. 

FOR THE CURIOUS MIND: NASA’s beautifully documented space explorations inspire people of all ages, making this deluxe volume a wonderful gift for science enthusiasts, sci-fi fanatics, space-loving kids, and everyone in between.

Perfect for:
  • Science and technology buffs
  • Space lovers, stargazers, and spacecraft geeks
  • Sci-fi readers and anyone who dreams of one day going to space
  • Teachers, students, and parents
  • Photographers and photography enthusiasts
NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), established in 1958, is the United States agency of scientific research, technological development, and exploration in space. Its vision since its inception has been "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind." Responsible not only for landing the first men on the moon in 1969, NASA’s technological research has led to the development of the first weather and communications satellites, over 130 flights within 30 years of space shuttle missions, the landing of rovers on the Mars surface, as well as the establishment with 16 other nations of an International Space Station in 2000. Since the retirement of the space shuttle missions in 2011, NASA has continued its scientific research with several aims, most notably to land humans on Mars and to launch the Next Generation Air Transportation System by 2025, a program to design aircraft that are more fuel efficient and environmentally responsible.
Nirmala Nataraj is a San Francisco Bay Area–based writer with a background in science writing and a focus on photography.

Bill Nye is a science educator, engineer, inventor, and performer best known as Bill Nye the Science Guy. He lives in Los Angeles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797225098
ISBN-10: 179722509X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Nasa