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The Nasa Archives: 60 Years In Space by Andrew Chaikin XL Taschen Book

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Prepare to embark on a journey through the U.S. space program’s fascinating pictorial history! The NASA Archives is a visual celebration of mankind’s unstoppable urge to travel away from Earth to the world beyond. Featuring more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, this collection guides us through NASA’s 60-year history, from its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future. Throughout NASA’s 60-year history, images have played a central role. Mesmerizing photos of the universe or the pin-sharp panoramas of Mars from NASA’s surface rovers are unforgettable -- and don't forget the iconic photographs of the first men walking on the Moon! This is more than just a fascinating pictorial history of the U.S. space program. It's 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. 

The editor and author

Piers Bizony is a science and technology writer. His publications include Atom, The Man Who Ran the Moon, Starman, and The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The contributing authors

Andrew Chaikin is the author of the best-selling book A Man on the Moon, a detailed account of the Apollo lunar missions based on firsthand testimony. This work formed the basis for the triple Emmy award–winning HBO series From the Earth to the Moon.

Hardcover, 13 x 13 in., 12.78 lb, 468 pages