- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: none
- Edition Language: English
April 1961 saw the first manned spacecraft launched from Baikonur in central Asia. It was followed by the first American launched from Cape Kennedy. Such is the pace of space progress that today many different types of spacecraft exist or are under development. Man stands at the threshold of fantastic new explorations deep into interplanetary space.Only now has it been possible to assess the achievement of man in space and this book presents in pocket format, but with the authority of a definitive encyclopaedia, the story in text and pictures of the American and Russian space achievements so far.
It also illustrates and assesses the next stage in space flight and covers the fothcoming Apollo project when men will walk upon the surface of the Moon.Kenneth Gatland is Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society and a foremost authority on space exploration.
He is authos of several booksand editor of the magazine Spaceflight. He is also well known for his features in the press and for his appearances on television.
John Wood is a recognized artist of the British Interplanetary Society and has already achieved distinction for his illustrations of aircraft, notably in the companion series The Pocket Encyclopaedia of World Aircraft.