ESCAPING THE BONDS OF EARTH

The Fifties and the Sixties

Ben Evans

ESCAPING THE BONDS OF EARTH April 12, 2011, is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarinís pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books that reveals how humanityís knowledge of flying, working and living in space has grown in the last half century.

Escaping the Bonds of Earth focuses upon the late 1950s and 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to December 1968: from the pioneering Vostok flight to the triumphant circumnavigation of the Moon by Apollo 8

The book gives in-depth coverage of:



Table of Contents

Illustrations
Author's preface
Acknowledgements
  1. From the east
  2. Monkeys to men
  3. Space spectaculars
  4. Pushing the envelope
  5. Onward and upward
  6. Disaster, recovery, triumph
Bibliography
Index



Extent: 512 pages
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-387-79093-0



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