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Launius, Roger D.

Overview
Works: 156 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 16,497 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Pictorial works  Art  Biography  Interviews  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB500.262, 387.80973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger D Launius
Frontiers of space exploration by Roger D Launius( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an overview of space exploration during the twentieth century; includes information on the development of rocket technology, the Mir space station, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and other related topics
Innovation and the development of flight by Roger D Launius( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sin beskrivelse af flyvningens historie og udvikling, relaterer forfatteren udviklingens indflydelse på samfundet, politik og kulturer, f.eks i omtalen af relationerne imellem lufthavne, byer og industri i takt med udviklingen af flyindstrien
Cultures in conflict a documentary history of the Mormon War in Illinois by John E Hallwas( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures in Conflict offers students of history an invaluable source of documents regarding the history of the Mormon presence in Illinois. Few local histories are so academically sound.-Illinois TimesHallwas and Launius have compiled and written the most balanced and thorough account yet of the events and circumstances that led to the forced Mormon exodus from Nauvoo following the mini civil war that erupted in Illinois during the 1849s
Seasons in the sun the story of big league baseball in Missouri by Roger D Launius( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the major league baseball teams that have called Missouri home from 1876 to 2001, from St. Louis's first league, the Brown Stockings, to Kansas City's Negro World Series-winning league, the Monarchs, to the state's National League champions, the Cardinals
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( Book )

in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robots in space : technology, evolution, and interplanetary travel by Roger D Launius( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Given the near incomprehensible enormity of the universe, it appears almost inevitable that humankind will one day find a planet that appears to be much like Earth. This discovery will no doubt reignite the lure of interplanetary travel. Will we be up to the task? And, given our limited resources, biological constraints, and the general hostility of space, what shape should we expect such expeditions to take?" "In Robots in Space, Roger Launius and Howard McCurdy tackle these seemingly fanciful questions with rigorous scholarship and disciplined imagination, jumping comfortably among the worlds of rocketry, engineering, public policy, and science fantasy to expound upon the possibilities and improbabilities involved in trekking across the Milky Way and beyond. They survey the literature - fictional as well as academic studies; outline the progress of space programs in the United States and other nations; and assess the current state of affairs to offer a conclusion startling only to those who haven't spent time with Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke: to traverse the cosmos, humans must embrace and entwine themselves with advanced robotic technologies."--Jacket
Joseph Smith III : pragmatic prophet by Roger D Launius( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NASA : a history of the U.S. civil space program by Roger D Launius( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and French and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian atlas of space exploration by Roger D Launius( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of space exploration from Ptolomy and Copernicus to the space shuttles and Mars missions of today, and explains the geography of space flight and the ways in which space travel was shaped by Cold War politics
NASA & the exploration of space : with works from the NASA art collection by Roger D Launius( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the history of NASA and its role in modern space exploration, accompanied by sketches and paintings from American artists
Spaceflight and the myth of presidential leadership( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership, ten contributors present compelling arguments and analyses that shed new light on the power and leadership of the nation's presidency and on the space program. Setting the tone for the collection, Roger Launius and Howard McCurdy maintain that the nation's presidency had become imperial by the mid-1970s and that supporters of the space program had grown to find relief in such a presidency, which they believed could help them obtain greater political support and funding. Subsequent chapters explore the roles and political leadership, vis-a-vis government policy, of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush
Charlie Finley : the outrageous story of baseball's super showman by G. Michael Green( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the colorful former owner and general manager of the Oakland A's describes the tuberculosis that ended his athletic ambitions, his contributions to the team's historic wins, and the contradictory personality that led to his controversial team breakdown
Space stations : base camps to the stars by Roger D Launius( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of space stations, from their early concepts to the present
Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite by Roger D Lanius( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century
Kingdom on the Mississippi revisited : Nauvoo in Mormon history( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the solar system : the history and science of planetary exploration by Roger D Launius( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varied perspectives on the development of planetary science and exploration during the Space Age
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles by Roger D Launius( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Access--no single word better describes the primary concern of the exploration and development of space. Every participant in space activities--civil, military, scientific, or commercial--needs affordable, reliable, frequent, flexible access to space. To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957
Differing visions : dissenters in Mormon history( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitmer is cast in a new light here, in a selection that emphasizes his disenchantment with Joseph Smith's increasing power and his belief that the church was moving counter to Whitmer's understanding of what religion should do
Societal impact of spaceflight by Steven J Dick( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Launius, Roger D.

Languages
English (131)

French (1)

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Innovation and the development of flightCultures in conflict a documentary history of the Mormon War in IllinoisSeasons in the sun the story of big league baseball in MissouriExploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space programRobots in space : technology, evolution, and interplanetary travelJoseph Smith III : pragmatic prophetSmithsonian atlas of space explorationNASA & the exploration of space : with works from the NASA art collection