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Pluto's Secret
Author: Margaret A. Weitekamp

ISBN: 9781419715266
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1 March 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 24.89 x 0.51
Description:
Published in conjunction with the Air and Space Museum/Smithsonian, this book gives a brief history of how all the planets in our solar system were discovered and then addresses why Pluto is no longer considered a planet in an easy and funny way that both kids and adults will understand.

About the Author

Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Cornell University. During her graduate work, she was a Mellon fellow in the humanities and spent a year in residence at the NASA Headquarters History Office in Washington, D.C. as the American Historical Association / NASA Aerospace History Fellow. Weitekamp curates the Air and Space Museum's social and cultural dimensions of spaceflight collection.

Her book Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004; paperback 2006), won the 2004 Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature from the American Astronautical Society. She lives in Washington, D.C. Diane Kidd is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's b...

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