Space Exploration 2008

  • David M. Harland
  • Brian Harvey

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Epic Journey Continues...

    1. Brian Harvey
      Pages 2-35
  3. Prepare for Lift-off!...

    1. Erik Seedhouse
      Pages 36-47
  4. Stepping Out into the Solar System...

    1. Leonard David
      Pages 48-57
  5. Long-Duration Spaceflight...

    1. Dominic Phelan
      Pages 58-67
  6. Another Giant Leap...

    1. Donald Rapp
      Pages 68-79
  7. Beyond the Solar System...

    1. Gregory Matloff
      Pages 80-91
  8. Reviving the Old, Introducing the New...

    1. Igor Afanasiev
      Pages 92-102
  9. Return to the Moon

    1. Peter Rathsman
      Pages 104-115
    2. David M. Harland
      Pages 116-127
    3. David G. Schrunk
      Pages 128-138
  10. Solar System Log

    1. Martin Mobberley
      Pages 140-149
    2. James Graf
      Pages 150-161
    3. Peter Smith
      Pages 162-169
    4. David M. Harland
      Pages 170-182

About this book


The aim of the Space Exploration annuals is to provide a yearly update on recent space launches, missions and results, to be published every September. The annual will cover space exploration from a variety of angles, looking back at past missions, reviewing those currently under way and detailing those planned for the future, and encompassing both manned and unmanned spaceflight.

The invited contributions, authored by leading figures in astronomy and space exploration and which make up the bulk of the annual each year, will cover a variety of topics and are written to appeal to a wide readership. One feature introduced in the first volume ‘Solar System Log’ featuring the very latest in the exploration of the planets, their moons and small Solar System bodies, will be retained for Space Exploration 2008, and will comprise seven chapters. In addition, there will be a special additional section entitled, ‘Return to the Moon’ containing three chapters.


Popular Science astronomy exploring the solar system going to the Moon new space missions new space technologies recent spacecraft launches satellite space exploration space stations spaceflight

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Harland
    • 1
  • Brian Harvey
    • 2
  1. 1.GlasgowUK
  2. 2.Dublin 6WIreland

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