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Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

"Useful to space buffs and generalists, comprehensive but readable, Bob Zimmerman's Encyclopedia belongs front and center on everyone's bookshelf." -- Mike Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut


"The Chronological Encylopedia of Discoveries in Space is no passionless compendium of information. Robert Zimmerman's fact-filled reports, which cover virtually every spacecraft or probe to have ventured into the heavens, relate the scientific and technical adventure of space exploration enthusiastically and with authority." -- American Scientist

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One comment

  • Joe2

    Hate to always be bringing up details, but they would need to place some kind of payload fairing around the vehicle to launch it on the Atlas 5 (or any other conventional booster). Otherwise the same lift characteristics that would allow a runway landing would make the stack fly off course.

    This is exactly the problem that doomed the old Dynasoar Program in the 1960’s. When they tried to compensate for this effect by putting fins on the first stage of the booster and strengthening the stack it made the whole thing too heavy to reach orbit.

    The payload faring may work, but the art work is at best misleading.

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