This fascinating dictionary covers the exciting world of space exploration and every aspect of the technology involved. Containing over 2,000 entries it defines the jargon used in space exploration including such weird and wonderful terms as "cherry picker" and "burp firing." All the entries are fully cross-referenced for ease of use, and important entries, such as the entry on the Apollo project, are presented as detailed feature articles. The book also contains links to over 250 space-related websites, and a comprehensive chronology of space exploration, complete with photographs, illustrations, and diagrams.
This authoritative, comprehensive, and readable dictionary is essential reading for anyone with an interest in astronomy and space travel.
- Over 2,000 entries and over 50 diagrams and photographs covering all aspects of space exploration
- Detailed chronology charts every space mission
- Over 250 links to recommended websites for further study
- Special feature boxes give detailed information on key subjects, such as the Apollo project
Dr. E. Julius Dasch currently manages the NASA National Space Grant Program and EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). His more than 150 publications are in Marine Geochemistry, Geochronology (terrestrial and lunar rocks and meteorites) and science education.