What to Read After... The Snowman 09/12/19
The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
The 1969 Apollo 11 mission is probably the most famous moment in the history of space exploration, but it is, of course, one important step among many in the story of humans in space.
This thorough, photographic volume covers the run-up to the moon landing and the details of the Russian-American Space Race, but goes on to include a vast variety of information about the Voyager missions, the Mir space station, the International Space Station, aquanauts, space junk, mega-rockets and modern figures such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bozos, who are funding space projects.
There’s also a number of chapters devoted to the future of space exploration, including the possibility of colonising Mars, future spaceships, jobs in space, holidays in space and much more.
If you’re looking for a thorough overview of the development of space travel and the various moon landings, as well as some tantalising glimpses into our future adventures in space, this is an ideal place to start.