Ben Evans

THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IN SPACE This final entry in the History of Human Space Exploration mini-series by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium. Picking up where Parternship in Space left off, the story commemorating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds in further detail. More than fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space, Evans extends his overview of how that momentous voyage continued through the decades which followed.

The Twenty-First Century in Space, the sixth book in the series, explores how the fledgling partnership between the United States and Russia in the 1990s gradually bore fruit and laid the groundwork for today's International Space Station.

The narrative follows the convergence of the Shuttle and Mir programs, together with standalone missions, including servicing the Hubble Space Telescope, many of whose technical and human lessons enables the first efforts to build the ISS in orbit. The book also looks to the future development in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Author's preface

1. Shuttle at the crossroads
2. A new partnership
3. Preparing for Space Station
4. Steps to the future
5. New millennium


Extent: 519 pages, Black and white images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4939-1306-0

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