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    Aus Anlass ihres 60 Geburtstags, ffnete die amerikanische Raumfahrt Agentur NASA ihre Archive, die der Taschen Verlag in diesem opulenten und eindrucksvollen Bildband verwertete Der schwergewichtige und hochwertige Bildband der auch mit 100 einen hochwertigen Preis hatte zeigt nicht nur die ikonischen Bilder, die fast jeder Mensch auf der Erde schon gesehen hat, wie den Fu abdruck Armstrongs auf dem Mond, oder die Moon Earth View von Apollo 8, die Bilder der JPL Raumsonden von Planeten und Monden oder die sch nen Aufnahmen des Hubble Space Teleskops etc.pp der Gro teil der ber 500 Fotographien und Konzeptdarstellungen sind noch nie zuvor ver ffentlicht worden Der berschwere Band zeichnet die historische Entwicklung der NASA von den Anf ngen bis zu den heutigen Missionen nach Dabei wird der Schwerpunkte auf die menschliche Seite der Raumfahrt gelegt Bilder nachdenklicher, ersch pfter, enthusiastischer Astronauten vermitteln einen Eindruck davon, wie rau der Weg zu den Sternen war Und wie gef hrlich Auch die tragischen Katastrophen werden nicht ausgespart.Die Texte im Buch sind auf Englisch, aber der deutschen Ausgabe ist ein Heft mit der deutschen bersetzung beigef gt Das H ndeln mit der bersetzung ist etwas m hselig, zumal das Lesen des kiloschweren Bandes keine Bettlekt re ist Es l d aber zum Schm kern und zum Tr umen an und ist ein Blickfang in jeder Bibliothek und sicherlich ein Mu f r jeden Raumfahrt Enthusiasten


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    Piers Bizony, author of The Making of Stanley Kubrick s 2001 A Space Odyssey , wrote for publisher Taschen another book you want to have, The NASA Archives 60 Years in Space This is a broad history of NASA and its achievements, plus a large collection of visual material, all packaged for the space geek in you And, boy, does this work In its over 450 pages, of which photos and pics and diagrams cover at least half, the book explains everything from the humble beginning of NASA to its Moon landing 1969 to its involvement with the burgeoning space industry and the International Space Station, to its participation in the scientific study of the universe renewed in the late 2010s and beyond The book has six main chapters 0 an intro about space exploration 1 The Rocket s Red Glare about establishing the NASA space program as core US policy 2 This New Ocean on landing a man on the Moon and the subsequent petering out of the Apollo program 3 Islands in the Sky on the replacement of visionary NASA administrator James Webb with the pragmatic James Fletcher and shifting the focus to Space Transportation Systems STS Space Shuttle missions 4 Pale Blue Dot on Skylab and international cooperation aiming to chart the solar system and understand life in space, and telescopes of various shapes and sizes from Hubble Space Telescope 1990s through the Cosmix Background Explorer COBE led to the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics, for John C Mather and George Smoot to the James Webb Space Telescope exp 2020 and 5 The Final Frontier, an outro about the hybrid and fully autonomic spaceships The quality of the visual material is amazing The images are printed high quality and their selection is very good as well Many of the photos are available from NASA itself, but finding and selecting them alone would take quite a bit of time, let alone placing them in the proper chronological and contextual order The writing is high level, but calling it introductory would do a disservice to the vast amount of information from political, managerial, and technical domains There s much about personality and courage, also through vignettes from the main heroes We learn about the complex political context and how the managers of NASA navigated it We oberve how the management practices at NASA needed to change industry and army practices, which could nkt have delivered results while keeping the public interested We understand why the journalism surrounding the program was vital for getting needed funding, but also required unprecedented focus on safety and on transparency The engineering aspects are also well developed Perhaps lacking is the explanation of the scientific and design challenges, and of the main results in these dimensions Perhaps the only weak spot of the work is the design of the book Although all the materials are high quality, due to the size of each visual its associated description is often difficult to locate, and the poor notation and linking make finding the figure captions particularly difficult Increasing the reading difficulty is also the interruption of the text describing the main narrative, first by odd sized visuals and their misplaced captions, second by short narratives collected from some of the main heroes of the main narrative albeit interesting, these interrupt the main flow and are often so misplaced that they are difficult to link to the current storyline Reflowing the entire book would be a nice improvement To finish on a positive, the entire book is outstanding and its reading issues surmountable After all, what s not to like about a book that features everything from a giant leap for mankind to Oumuamua, the odd shaped astrobody discovered Oct 2017 Link The Goodreads book


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The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space Years In Space With NASAJourney Through The US Space Program S Fascinating Pictorial HistoryOn October 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, The National Aeronautics And Space Administration, Universally Known As 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 Men To The Moon Aboard Gigantic Rockets And Of Dispatching Robot Explorers To Venus, Mars, And Worlds Far Beyond In Spite Of Occasional, Tragic Setbacks In NASA S Story, The Apollo Moon Project Remains A Byword For American Ingenuity Its Winged Space Shuttles Spearheaded The International Space Station And Its Dazzling Array Of Astronomical Satellites, Robotic Landers, And Earth Sciences Programs Have Transformed Our Understanding Of The Cosmos, And Our Home World S Fragile Place Within ItThroughout NASA S 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 Men Walking On The Moon Researched And Edited In Collaboration With NASA, This Collection Gathers Than Historic Photographs And Rare Concept Renderings, Scanned And Re Mastered Using The Latest Technology, And Reproduced With Black Matte Borders That Protect The Pages From Fingerprints Texts By Science And Technology Journalist Piers Bizony, Former NASA Chief Historian Roger Launius, And Best Selling Apollo Historian Andrew Chaikin Round Out This Comprehensive Exploration Of NASA, Spanning From Its Earliest Days To Its Current Development Of New Space Systems For The FutureThe NASA Archives Is Than Just A Fascinating Pictorial History Of The US Space Program It Is Also A Profound Meditation On Why We Choose To Explore Space, And How We Will Carry On This Grandest Of All Adventures In The Years To Come