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Development of a New Astronomy
The Canals of Mars
The Equation for Space
The Rocket Equation
A New Astronomy
Impacts and Omens
Scientist of the Decade: Percival Lowell (1855–1916)
Further Reading
Giant Stars and General Relativity
The Size of Stars
The Structure of Stars
Changing View of the Universe
Cosmology
Scientist of the Decade: Henry Norris Russell (1877–1957)
The Expanding Universe
Nebulae Become Galaxies
The Hydrogen Question
The Matter of Stars
Planet X
Rockets around the World
Tsiolkovsky’s Plan of Space Exploration
Scientist of the Decade: Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953)
Understanding What Makes Stars Shine and Rockets Fly
New “Eyes” on the Universe
From Giants to Black Holes
How Stars Shine
The Development of Modern Rockets
Flash Gordon and War of the Worlds
From War to Space
The Pathway to Space Begins with Weapons
Postwar Rocket Development
Postwar Russian Rocket Development
The First Science Rockets
Wartime Astronomy
Synthesis of the Elements
Astronomical Peace Dividend
Radio and Solar System Discoveries
The Dawn of the Space Age
The Mystery of Radio Stars
The Elements of Life
Origin of the Solar System
Preparation for Manned Space Programs
New Improved Rockets
Satellites for Politics and Science
Flying to the Moon
Project Mercury
Scientist of the Decade: Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907–1966)
Mercury Facts
Putting Humans on the Moon
The First People in Space
A Rendezvous with the Moon
Voskhod and Gemini
Probes and Satellites
Tragedy in 1967
Resumption of the Race
The Race Is Won
The Waning Moon
X-ray and Neutrino Astronomy
Quasars and Pulsars
Abundant Support for the Big Bang Theory
Scientist of the Decade: Robert Rowe Gilruth (1913–2000)
From the Moon to Jupiter
Roving around the Moon
The First Space Stations
From Apollo-Soyuz to Shuttles
Long-Duration Spaceflight
Deserted Mars
Picturing Venus
Exploring the Giants
Observing Space
Scientist of the Decade: Carl Edward Sagan (1934–1996)
Laboratories in Space
Space Transportation System
Russian Space—From Salyut to Mir
Voyage to Uranus and Neptune
State of the Universe
Scientist of the Decade: Vera Cooper Rubin (1928– )
Space Telescopes and Stations
Research and Records
New Life in Moon/Mars Research
No Little Green Men
Asteroids, Comets, and Extrasolar Planets
Space Observatories
International Space
Scientist of the Decade: Geoffrey Marcy (1954– )
iConclusion
New Worlds
Bruce Medalists
Glossary
Further Resources
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Space and Astronomy~Decade by Decade [2007]

Space and Astronomy~Decade by Decade [2007]

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