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Imagining Space

Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities : 1950-2050
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From Buck Rogers and winged rocketships to televised lunar landings and the exploration of Mars, space travel has gone from fantasy to reality in just fifty years. Where will we be fifty years from now? This visionary book follows the predictions of rocket scientists and science fiction authors in the 1950s to our accomplishments today and projects what is next beyond Earth orbit. A foreword by Ray Bradbury opens worlds of possibility, and chief NASA historian Roger D. Launius and Dr. Howard E. McCurdy of American University chart the dreams and realities of our future in space in light of our amazing achievements to date. With more than 150 breathtaking photographs and artist's renderings, and an engaging text, Imagining Space anticipates new generations of spacecraft, the promise of space colonies, recreational and commuter space travel, space commerce and ecology, the human exploration of Mars, and other far-reaching subjects. A sweeping survey of things to come, Imagining Space gives a true reading of our spirit of adventure in the next frontier. The book is heavily illustrated and designed to juxtapose the retro future visions of the fifties with visions of what's happening now and coming next.


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July 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Imagining Space: Achievements, Predictions, Possibilities 1950-2050
Author(s): Roger Launius, Howard McCurdy
ISBN: 0-8118-3115-9 / 978-0-8118-3115-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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