“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” This mythical phrase is known to all. But the history of the conquest of space is vaster than this episode.
Jean-François Clervoy, astronaut, and Frank Lehot, doctor and instructor of flights in weightlessness, tell the fantastic story of mankind in space. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the History of the Conquest of Space is getting a new look with a third edition illustrated in HD, sixteen new chapters, anecdotes and unpublished testimonials on the daily life of astronauts.
Themes as varied as they are instructive are evoked: the repercussions of the lunar program in our daily lives, the first human in the cosmos in 1961, the oldest astronaut in the world in 1998 and the incredible reliability of the Soyuz launcher. Space vehicles that have made several generations dream, such as the Gemini capsule or space stations, are also mentioned.
Discover the events that moved the whole world and the tragedies that sometimes remained secret for a long time and that led to this incredible adventure, the conquest of space!
« L’Histoire de la conquête spatiale », JEAN-FRANCOIS CLERVOY, Editions Boeck Supérieur, 255 pages, ISBN : 2807315100