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Science & Nature - This Is Rocket Science : True Stories of the Risk-taking Scientists who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth

Author: Gloria Skurzynski and National Geographic Kids
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 15-05-2010
ISBN: 978-1-4263-0597-9
Pages: 80

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Description

..three, two, one… we have lift-off! 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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