History of Space

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"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." With one slowly spoken line and a tentative move onto lunar soil, Neil Armstrong cemented his place in the history books and inspired generations of Americans to view the heavens in a whole new light. That moment is just one of many pieces that form the story of the human race's journey into space, and now there's a book that lays it all out for astronomy fans and science enthusiasts to enjoy.

History of Space is a collection of articles, photographs, interviews, and in-depth profiles culled from the pages of The New York Times. From original reporting on notable launches like the Challenger to newer pieces that delve into the topography of Pluto, each selection depicts a vital part of our history as well as a look at the people who made it all possible.

As a gift for men and women who dream of their own trip to a galaxy far, far away, this anthology can't be beaten. This is science reporting at its very best, with the as-it-happens coverage that had us all on the edge of our seats. Give your favorite space geek the chance to relive history one page at a time and they'll be lucky enough to always have their head in the clouds, even when their feet are firmly on the ground.


  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • "History of Space" takes you to the final frontier with more than 85 reprinted Times pages on space exploration. The hardcover anthology retraces all the key moments with as-it-happened reporting, including the launching of Sputnik, John Glenn's first orbit of Earth and man's historic first steps on the moon.
  • It also includes obituaries on Neil Armstrong, Scott Carpenter and John Glenn.
  • An epic gift space enthusiasts or anyone who ever looked up at the heavens, the book features stately leatherette binding and offers optional personalization on the cover.
  • Dimensions: 15" x 12.5"
  • Material: Leatherette cover with premium stock paper and magnifier
  • Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth

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