Tim Vicary


‘That’s one small step for a man,’ said the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, and he walked into history – one of the first two men to walk on the Moon. More than forty years later, people still remember this exciting moment.

But our adventures in space have not stopped. Wonderful pictures come to us from millions of kilometres across the universe, and scientists find new planets, new stars, and even new galaxies. We learn more and more about the past, and how the universe began. At the same time, our spacecraft and telescopes travel further and further into space. Will it be in our lifetime that people say, ‘I remember when the first astronauts landed on Mars’?

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The publishers would like to thank the following for their permission to reproduce photographs: Alamy Images pp.17 (Jupiter and Earth artwork/ Victor Habbick Visions/ Science Photo Library), 37 (Colonised Mars artwork/ Victor Habbick Visions/ Science Photo Library); Bridgeman Art Library Ltd pp.14 (The Frost Fair of the winter of 1683-4 on the Thames, with Old London Bridge in the Distance. c.1685 (oil on canvas), English School, (17th century)/ Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA), 38 (Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) 1858 (oil on canvas), Keler-Viliandi, Ivan Petrovich (1826-99)/ Regional M. Vrubel Art Museum, Omsk); Corbis p.15 (Sun setting over rice field/ Yasuko Aoki/ amanaimages); NASA pp.0, 6, 47, 56; Science Photo Library pp.2 (VLA radio antennas/ Tony Craddock), 5 (Orion and Sirius over Iran/ Babak Tafreshi, Twan), 8 (Orion nebula/ Robert Gendler), 9 (Supernova explosion/ Leonhard Scheck), 11 (Solar prominence/ SOHO/ ESA/ NASA), 13 (Solar chromosphere/ Greg Piepol), 18 (Solar system orbits/ Detlev Van Ravenswaay), 20 (Mercury/ NASA/ JHU-APL/ ASU/ Carnegie Institution of Washington), 21 (Venera 4 Soviet space probe/ RIA Novosti), 22 (Venus surface/ NASA), 23 (Northern lights/ Jeremy Walker), 24 (Mount St. Helens ash plume/ David Weintraub), 25 (Orbits of the Earth and Moon/ Gary Hincks), 26 (Artwork of theory of Moon’s origin/ Joe Tucciarone), 28 (Edwin Aldrin walking on moon/ NASA), 30 (Eugene Cernan on Lunar Rover/ NASA), 32 (Schiaparelli’s observations of Mars/ Detlev Van Ravenswaay), 34 (Mars exploration rover/ NASA), 35 (Martian volcano/ NASA), 38 (Galileo telescope/ Gianni Tortoli), 39 (Jupiter/ NASA), 41 (Saturn/ NASA/ ESA/ STSCI/ R. Beebe, New Mexico State U.), 43 (Voyager 1 launch/ NASA), 45 (Neptune/ NASA), 48 (Halley’s comet/ Harvard College Observatory), 49 (Europa/ NASA), 50 (Europa’s surface/ NASA), 52 (Titan/ NASA), 54 (Kepler Mission primary mirror inspection/ NASA/ Ball Aerospace), 55 (Diagram of Voyager 2 route/ NASA)
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