penguin book of outer space explorationTHE PENGUIN BOOK OF OUTER SPACE EXPLORATION
Edited by John Logsdon
With a foreword by Bill Nye

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Edited by the founder of the Space Policy Institute, and with a foreword by Bill Nye, the fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space. Told through a treasure trove of historical documents, this book traces major events like the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the moon landings, the Challenger disaster, the Hubble Telescope repairs, and more.

“Professor John Logsdon is uniquely qualified . . . to reveal the cultural, political, and scientific correspondence that birthed and sustains our era of space exploration.…It’s all there, right on down to transcripts of illuminating conversations held in the Oval Office between the President and key players in this epic adventure.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The story of space exploration is marked by a series of turning points, a series of policy decisions. These decisions are documented well enough, but the key documents would be very hard to find, if you didn’t know where to look. Dr. Logsdon does. He’s the dean of space history.” —Bill Nye, from the foreword