192 pages, 200 photos
Starmus: 50 Years of Man in Space is an incredible series of talks, articles and recollections that celebrate the human exploration of space. It is the result of the Starmus meeting in 2011, where legendary Russian and American pioneers of the space age met up for the first time to share the moments that electrified the human race. The next Starmus meeting is in September 2014. An all-star cast of international celebrities have joined forces in Starmus: 50 Years of Man in Space to discuss and celebrate man's first half century in space.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Yrui Baturin, Alexie Leonov and many other astronauts tell their personal stories about the first space walk, the lunar landing, the heroic recovery of Apollo 13, the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope, and more.; Eminent scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, George Smoot, Brian May, Rich Goldman, discuss our discovery of the universe, our place within it, and the meaning of life on Earth.; Starmus: 50 Years of Man in Space celebrates the critical human moment we have lived - the first steps in outer space, the explosion of knoledge about our cosmos, and where it might all be taking us.
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Garik Israelian is an Armenian-Spanish astrophysicist. He works for the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and European Northern Observatory. He has spoken at many international conferences and published more than 180 scientific articles. His most important scientific contribution is leading the team that found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of black holes.
Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May recently completed the PhD in astrophysics which he abandoned when Queen first started to find fame.
David J. Eicher is editor in chief of Astronomy magazine, the world's largest publication on the subject. He is president of the Astronomy Foundation, the telescope industry's first ever trade association. He is author of 17 books on science and history, and a rock and blues drummer in the Astronomy Blues Band. He was honoured in 1990 by the International Astronomical Union with the naming of minor planet 3617 Eicher.