Über den Autor
Ben Evans is an accomplished and experienced space writer ideally qualified to chronicle the epic story of human space exploration. In addition to writing five books for Springer/Praxis, including the first book in this series: Escaping the Bonds of Earth: The Fifties and Sixties (2009), Foothold in the Heavens - The Seventies (2010), and the most recent At Home in Space (2011). He has published numerous space and astronomy related articles in such journals as Spaceflight, Countdown, and Astronomy Now.
Continues the History of the Human Space Exploration miniseries by Evans, which commemorates over 50 years of humans in space
Explores the continued rivalry between the two superpowers during the Eighties to the early Nineties
Sets the human space program in its political, historical, and cultural setting
Offers a comprehensive, stand-alone survey of a significant portion of the human space story