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This Is Rocket Science: True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781426305979
Author(s): Gloria Skurzynski
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2010
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Dimensions: 207 x 260 x 11 (w x l x h)
Pages: 80
Pages: 10-13

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..three, two, one... we have liftoff From the award-winning author of "Are We Alone?" comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. "This Is Rocket Science" explores the past, present, and future of space travel.
The compelling text—vetted by NASA scientists—is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.

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