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50 Years of Space: A Global Perspective Hardcover – 2008
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About the Author
P.V. Manoranjan Rao did his masters in Physics from the Banaras Hindu University and his Ph.D. from the Calcutta University. He did post-doctoral work in the Nagoya University, Japan. His research interests include: physics of lightning discharge; VLF and ELF wave propagation; electrostatic charging of launch vehicles and communication spacecraft; lightning protection for launch vehicles. He has published over 30 papers in national and international journals. He writes articles popularising science. He has written scripts for over a dozen technical documentaries dealing with space technology. He worked in various capacities for nearly a quarter century in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO before retiring in 1996 as the Group Director of the Programme Planning and Evaluation Group. He is currently a Visiting Scientist at VSSC charged with the responsibility of editing this publication.
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It is full of colour photos and describes history & evolution of each space agency one by one. A great book to collect, must read for each person who is interested in the engineering and development of Space systems.