Prepare for blast-off!The Complete Guide to Space Explorationis your intergalactic ticket to the greatest journeys ever undertaken by humankind: the exploration of the universe. From the first telescope to the prospect of space tourism in the future, learn all about the history, achievements, practicalities, technology and future of space travel.
Meet the world's first astronaut, witness the launch of the first-ever spacecraft,Sputnik, and leave the first boot-print on the moon with Neil Armstrong. Then, learn about the International Space Station, see rovers take pictures of other worlds, find out how to land on an asteroid or comet, and join the search for life on other planets.
Want to know when you'll be able to book a ticket into space? Explore the possibilities of space tourism and get a preview of what it would be like to eat, sleep, and vacation in outer space. Discover the possibilities of visiting another planet and see what the spacecraft that would take you there would look like.
Explore space with infographics, maps, and illustrations, plus spectacular photos from NASA, the European Space Agency and the Hubble Telescope. Get ready to embark on an interstellar journey that you'll never forget.