Described by its publisher as, “a visual celebration of humankind’s unstoppable urge to travel away from Earth to worlds beyond,” Taschen’s just-announced The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space is a large-format celebration of the long-running, lunar-orbiting work conducted by the bright sparks at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s various American hubs.
Having crash landed in earth’s bookshops just ahead of the 60th anniversary of that glorious day when Buzz Aldrin first stepped foot on the moon (which took place on 20 July 1969) the bumper-book features 468 pages worth of bright, bold imagery that charts man’s insatiable question to discover what exists a few miles above our heads.
Tracing the development of the best known space force going from “its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future,” 60 Years in Space strikes us as a particularly well put together delve into one of the more fascinating archives around.
The book also features a stash of essays about all things NASA. Consider it the most cosmically-oriented coffee table book you’ll see all year.