The Dictionary of Space TechnologyeBook - 1999
The updated Dictionary of Space Technology illustrates recent advances and makes accessible -- in some cases for the very first time -- nearly every word, concept, and event relating to this branch of science. It guides laypersons and professionals alike through humankind's activities in space, the beginnings of our extraterrestrial society, and the increasingly important role of space sciences in everyday life. From absolute zero to zero-g, the dictionary defines more than 1,500 terms, including science basics, historic events, defense and the armed forces, and planetary sciences. Enhanced by 140 photographs and drawings, this volume explores the past, present, and future of space, space flight, and space technology. Its up-to-date coverage is the key to understanding everything from basic physics to complex technical matters to the wonders of the cosmos.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1999.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 487 p.) : ill.