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Creating space : the story of the space age told through models
Irvine, Mat.
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Publication Information:
Burlington, Ont. : Collector's Guide Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
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Central Library TL844 .I78 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Gives a complete chronicle of space vehicles developed worldwide, side by side with pictures and details of models.

Author Notes

Mat Irvine is a former member of BBC's Visual Effects Department and the cameraman behind programs including Doctor Who, Blake's 7 and Edge Of Darkness. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

Table of Contents

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE
Forewordp. 4
Thanks and Dedicationsp. 5
Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1 Early Dreams: Leonardo, Congreve, Goddard and Opelp. 13
Chapter 2 Wartime Experiences: WWII - Rocket Planes and the V Weaponsp. 17
Chapter 3 Optimistic Times: The Visions of Wernher and Willyp. 27
Chapter 4 Man In Space: Vostok and Voshkhod; Mercury and Geminip. 42
Chapter 5 The Missile Connection: War to Peacep. 54
Chapter 6 One Small Step: Project Apollop. 65
Chapter 7 Gone To Launch: Expendable Launch Vehicles - Jupiter C to Ariane 5p. 83
Chapter 8 Messages From Orbit: Satellites, Probes and Telescopesp. 99
Chapter 9 Edge Of Space: X-15, The Flying Stones, Hermes and NASPp. 109
Chapter 10 The Reusable Spaceship: The Space Shuttle - US and Sovietp. 119
Chapter 11 Islands In The Sky: Space Stations - Alpha, Freedom, Mir and the ISSp. 137
Chapter 12 Beyond The Infinite: Roswell to 2001p. 147
I Kit Listing by Manufacturerp. 158
II List by Typep. 274
III Collectability; References and Organisationsp. 345

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