At a glance:
- Author: Howard E. Smith
- First Published: 1987
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1892-1986
- Setting: Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Soviet Union, and the moon
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Science or scientists, Space flight or travel, Space and time, Moon or moons, Astronomy or astronomers, Universe, Astronauts, Rocketry or rockets
- Locales: Europe, United States, Soviet Union, Moon, North America, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Form and Content
Daring the Unknown provides a historical account of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), looking first to the early scientists, such as Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun, who provided much of the early research and technology that culminated in the creation of the United States’ space program. In thirteen chapters, Howard E. Smith presents the successes that nations and individuals have achieved in space exploration. The author also furnishes insights into the ramifications of the political decisions underlying many of NASA’s...
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