From NASA’s earliest days to current development of new space systems for the future
On October 1, 1958, the world’s first civilian space agency opened for business as an emergency response to the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik a year earlier. Within a decade, NASA had evolved from modest research teams experimenting with small converted rockets into one of the greatest technological and managerial enterprises ever known, capable of sending people to the Moon aboard gigantic rockets and of dispatching robot explorers to Venus, Mars, and worlds far beyond.
Throughout NASA’s 60-year history, images have played a central role. Who today is not familiar with the Hubble Space Telescope’s mesmerizing views of the universe or the pin-sharp panoramas of Mars from NASA’s surface rovers ? And who could forget the photographs of the first men walking on the Moon ?
The Nasa Archives edition is a visual celebration of humankind’s unstoppable urge to travel to worlds beyond.
- 468 pages containing more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings scanned and remastered using the latest technology and reproduced in extra-large size
- Hardcover, 33 x 33 cm
- Multilingual editions available : the English book and a booklet with either French or German translations
- Price : 100€