By Ben Evans
Foothold within the Heavens, the second one quantity within the A background of Human house Exploration sequence, focuses upon the Seventies, the last decade within which humanity verified actual, longterm foothold within the heavens with the development and operation of the 1st area stations. It marked a transitional section among the heady, race-to-the-Moon days of the Sixties and efforts to create space trip less expensive, extra widespread and extra 'routine.' area exploration within the Seventies, even if ruled via Soviet success, observed the 1st efforts of mankind to actually 'live' and paintings in house, generating result of direct gain to people in the world. The emphasis replaced from the gung-ho, 'strap-it-on-and-go' pioneers of the Sixties to the more effective exploitation of house for technological know-how, drugs, and expertise. This publication specializes in every one project introduced among April 1971 and April 1981: from the release of the world's first area station to the top of operations of Salyut 6, and from the accelerated, long exploration of the Moon on Apollo 15 to the 1st flight of the commute.
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Foothold in the Heavens: The Seventies (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Ben Evans