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Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space
Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by David West Reynolds
Audience: Trade
Specs: over 150 color and black-and-white images, further reading, bibliography, up-to-date web references, index
Pages: 248
Trim Size: 9" X 11"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20100916
Copyright Year: 2010
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Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space

Praise for the hardcover edition: "Extremely practical and enjoyable." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Will be] devoured by history or space enthusiasts from eight to eighty." -- VOYA "The foreword grabbed me, and by the prologue I was hooked." -- The Science Teacher

Praise for the hardcover edition:

"Extremely practical and enjoyable."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[Will be] devoured by history or space enthusiasts from eight to eighty."
-- VOYA

"The foreword grabbed me, and by the prologue I was hooked."
-- The Science Teacher

NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center set the stage for the American adventure into space and went on to host a succession of rocket launches that have helped to form our understanding of the nature of the universe.

The Kennedy Space Center is a major tourist attraction in Florida, but most of its doors remain locked to the public. This abundantly illustrated book is an insider's history of the heart of America's space program, including detailed information on:

  • The earliest development of rockets in the United States and Germany
  • The development of rockets and their launch facilities
  • The missile race and the U.S.-Soviet rivalry to be first in space
  • The great Apollo program and the race to the moon
  • The shuttle program, the Space Station and the Hubble Telescope
  • The future of space exploration

Kennedy Space Center is clearly written, meticulously researched and packed with more than 150 spectacular images -- the one and only complete history of this important site.

Bio:

David West Reynolds is the author of 10 books, and combined they have sold over two million copies in nine languages. He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and is an expert in space exploration and its history. He has made numerous television appearances and his writings, diagrams, illustrations and photographs have appeared in scientific journals, books, magazines and other publications, including National Geographic's best-selling Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race.

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