Reaching the Heavens

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Space — the so-called “final frontier” or the “new ocean” — has been beckoning humans since ancient times. Our ancestors looked to the heavens and saw their Gods as bright sparking pin-picks of light in the night sky. By day, the position of the Sun was often used for ceremonies and worship rituals as it moved across the sky. The changing face of the Moon, the occasional blocking of the sunlight and the movements of some of those small speckles of light all frightened and intrigued our forebears for thousands of years.


International Space Station Launch Vehicle Liquid Oxygen Ballistic Missile Lunar Landing 
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