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New Book Chronicles First Fifty Years of Johnson Space Center

Author releases new book featuring stunning collection of vintage photographs

PRLog - Jan. 14, 2013 - MT. PLEASANT, S.C. -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Johnson Space Center: The First 50 Years by Laura Bruns and Mike Litchfield. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

NASA 's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, has been the home of human spaceflight operations since its inception in 1961. The first US manned spaceflight controlled from its iconic Mission Control Center was in 1965. From JSC’s control center, engineers also helped place humans on another celestial body for the first time, operated 135 Space Shuttle missions, and expanded human spaceflight to an international endeavor.

Housed on more than 1,600 acres just south of downtown Houston, the center is the curator for the precious samples returned from the moon, the base for the training of astronauts, and the developer of innovative engineering to support future exploration deep into the solar system and world-class technical research on earth.

Highlights of Johnson Space Center: The First 50 Years  include:
•   1960s: Before This Decade Is Out . . .
•   1970s: Changing the Face of Space Exploration
•   1980s: Reusable and Lands Like a Plane
•   1990s: Forging Partnerships
•   2000s: Continual Presence in Space
•   2010s: Halfway to Everywhere

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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