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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Claude Piantadosi


Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, this book presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. It emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of the US's manned program and continuing the unmanned space missions, and it stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Acknowledging space exploration's practical and financial obstacles, the book challenges us to revitalize American leadership ... More

Keywords: space program, Moon, American space exploration, unmanned space missions, American leadership, space science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162432
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claude Piantadosi, author