By: Giles Sparrow
320 pages, Col & b/w photos, illus
The 50-year quest to conquer the final frontier - this compelling story of exploration beyond our own planet chronicles and celebrates man in space, from Sputnik's momentous first foray to the spellbinding missions planned for the future. Introduced by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, with unforgettable images and vivid first hand accounts, "SpaceFlight" shows how satellite and manned missions have dramatically changed human life. From pioneers like Werner Von Braun and Yuri Gagarin to the triumphs and tragedies of succeeding programmes, read about the people, the science and the hardware that have propelled us into the space age.
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Giles Sparrow is an avid follower of space exploration, he's written on space technology and the history of spaceflight for a wide range of books, including DK's Universe. He lives in London. Buzz Aldrin was one of the first human's to set food on the moon. Since retiring from NASA, he's become an advocate of an expanded programme of manned exploration.
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