After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age, edited by Martin Collins, Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2007,
10.5 x 11 inches, 256 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-06-089781-9, $35.00
After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age offers a unique perspective on the remarkable changes wrought by spaceflight. The Museum is priviledged to house the world's premier collection of space artifacts, which convey the lived experience of the space age, its challenges, its feel and texture, its meaning and impact. The curatorial experts of the Museum have selected and present artifacts—from icons such as John Glenn's Mercury spacesuit to lesser-known travelers like Anita the spider, flown on Skylab in the 1970s—that take readers inside the far-reaching effort to explore and use space.