Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Satellites in Outer Space (1964)

Asimov, Isaac. Illustrated by Polgreen, John. Satellites in Outer Space (2nd edition). New York: Random House. (61 p.).
It is an Asimov space book! Isaac wrote for everyone and according to Wikipedia maybe more than anyone:
"Including all titles, charts, and edited collections, there are currently 515 items in Asimov's bibliography—not counting his individual short stories, individual essays, and criticism.

Describes basic satellite theory, the uses of satellites in space and satellites launched up to that point. Updated from 1960 edition with a chapter on "Man in space" with a list of men and women in orbit. Has nice Illustrations by John Polgreen of satellites and the Mercury capsule. See 1960 1st edition.

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