Free with today’s Observer newspaper, Observer Book of Space. An excerpt:
“5 June 1961
Britain successfully launches an unmanned rocket, Blue Streak, from Australia
23 November 1963
First episode of the Doctor Who series airs in the UK”
From their website:
Click for link, text from end of article – “Observer Book of Space (free this Sunday): we look at the science behind space – black holes, dark matter, supernovae. Examine our ongoing exploration of the solar system, and what the future holds for manned missions to the Moon and beyond…”
There is not an online version of the book. It’s a great 112 page paperback, available today only. The title on the cover is actually “TheObserver Book of SPACE” – no gap or space between “The” and “Observer”.