The Twenty-first Century in Space

  • Ben Evans

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ben Evans
    Pages 1-123
  3. Ben Evans
    Pages 125-254
  4. Ben Evans
    Pages 255-377
  5. Ben Evans
    Pages 379-451
  6. Ben Evans
    Pages 453-506
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 507-519

About this book

Introduction

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 Partnership 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 enabled the first efforts to build the ISS in orbit. The book also looks to the future of developments in the 21st century.

Keywords

Hubble repair mission Human space exploration International space station Russian Zarya control module STS-107 tragedy Space rescue missions Space tourists Twenty-first century space Virgin Galactic Yuri Gagarin

Authors and affiliations

  • Ben Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Space WriterAtherstoneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1307-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1306-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1307-7
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