Science Nonfiction

‘Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects’ Review: A Beautiful Guide to Human Achievement

Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects is an astounding compilation of the many historical advancements needed to get mankind beyond our atmosphere. From the very first cave drawings of the stars thousands of years ago to the invention of telescopes, power sources, and lightbulbs, this comprehensive guide has everything you could want to know about scientific advancement. I learned so much from the detailed, easy-to-read descriptions that connect all of these separate inventions together into one remarkable human achievement. You’ll find a number of objects you’ve never heard of, each integral to our first foray into space. The objects are paired with museum quality photography, making this a must-have reference guide to all things space.

Most importantly, Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects tells a comprehensive story of what it takes to complete something impossible. Each advancement detailed in the book was a game changer in the history of humanity, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem today. By learning more about these early advancements, we can come to a better understanding of our obsession with the stars and our desire to travel among them in the near future.

Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects
By Sten Odenwald
Published by The Experiment

NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

Photo by Meriç Dağlı on Unsplash

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