Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Quarto. Sept. 2018. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9780760354186. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780760365052. REF
Aerospace illustrator De Chiara and historian Gorn highlight 100 spacecraft chosen for their contributions to space exploration. Chronologically organized sections cover space capsules, space stations, rockets, and robotics for three roughly 20-year periods. Russian and U.S. spacecraft dominate the early sections, with the Chinese National Space Administration, the European Space Agency, SpaceX, and others appearing later. Eye-catching photographs set the scene, while intricate full-color illustrations show top, front, and side views, often with interiors, trajectories, and more.
VERDICT Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration. Consider for most public libraries.

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