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A federal historian of nearly 30 years, Michael H. Gorn spent 13 of those years at NASA. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for his aerospace writing, and has been featured in interviews on BBC, History, and the Discovery Channel. Gorn lives in Simi Valley, California.Giuseppe De Chiara is an accomplished aerospace professional who began his career as a designer of Parabolic Flights facilities. He later was assigned to the ISS program as a training expert and operations leader. In 2003 De Chiara began a second career as a professional aerospace illustrator, with his work appearing in several books and publications. De Chiara lives in Caserta, Italy.


Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us Into Space is THE book to get for obtaining keen awareness and a deep understanding of how humans became space explorers, rocketry evolution, the science of space and the politics which drove the aforementioned. Gorn's clear and entertaining writing in concert with De Chiara's expressive and adept art work make this a book filling that important, though empty, library niche. * SeattlePi.com *
This work is high quality; an effective hybrid of reference volume and coffee-table book. * Booklist *
Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration. * Library Journal *

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