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cspg
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posted 09-12-2013 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Curators of the National Air and Space Museum (Martin J. Collins, James E. David, David H. DeVorkin, Hunter Hollins, Thomas Lassman, Roger D. Launius, Stuart W. Leslie, Cathleen Lewis, Valerie Neal, Allan Needell)
A beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens.

In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology — such as Friendship 7, the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong's Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery — this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM's most important breakthroughs in space technology.

The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context.

We are still a long way from grasping our universe... but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far.

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press (May 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0760344442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760344446

garymilgrom
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posted 09-12-2013 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks mouth watering but what part of the Hubble resides in the Smithsonian's collection?

onesmallstep
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posted 09-12-2013 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A list of many objects in a 'Collections' search for Hubble on the NASM website turns up that one, the Faint Object Spectrograph retrieved by the STS-82/Discovery crew during a 1997 repair mission, is currently on display. Or it may be the full-size Structural Dynamic Test Vehicle. We'll have to see which object from Hubble the book refers to.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-12-2013 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
...what part of the Hubble resides in the Smithsonian's collection?
Hubble instruments-turned-artifacts star in new Smithsonian Air and Space gallery
collectSPACE | Nov. 19, 2009

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