USA in Space NEW! Fall 2019 Fourth Edition 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s first manned landing on the moon! This updated edition chronicles it all, from the first time we broke the sound barrier to the ongoing Parker Solar Probe to “touch” the sun! USA in Space includes over 300 essays on the major space topics, including programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and other relevant issues from the earliest missions to the present day. This new edition includes significant updates to existing essays, but also covers new firsts and significant accomplishments in space occurring in the 13 years since the last edition, including: • The Space Age’s 60th birthday, which began with the launch of Sputnik; •  NASA’s launch of the eight-year mission of astronaut Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station; • First samples returned from a comet and an asteroid; • The Parker Solar Probe—the first-ever mission to “touch” the Sun; • First orbits of Mercury, giant asteroid Vesta, and dwarf planet Ceres; • First man-made probe to make a planned, soft landing on comet; • Lettuce as the first food grown in space and eaten on Earth. Essays are arranged first by alphabetical order then, when applicable, in chronological order, i.e., Apollo Missions first, followed chronologically by related missions. Front matter of each volume includes a List of Abbreviations with common acronyms, and a Category List that arranges the essays by type from Aerospace Agencies to Spaceports. Other features include see also references, hundreds of photographs, and a detailed subject index. October 2019 | Two Volumes, 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-313-7 | Library Price: $295 eBooks are also available - visit for more information The Solar System Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, The Solar System covers 180 major topics on Earth’s solar system. Essays fall into the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus. Each entry begins with an “Overview” section detailing basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. “Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications” details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. “Context” addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar system science and its relevance for humankind. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos, along with a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index. July 2009 | Three Volumes | 1,056 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-530-2 | Library Price: $364 FREE Online Access FREE Fourth Edition USA IN SPACE NEW! NEW! FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! SPACE EXPLORATION SCIENCE 109