Adventures in Space: The Flight to Fix the Hubble

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For years, astronomers dreamed of a telescope that could see deep into space. Finally, in 1990, after years of planning and billions of dollars, the Hubble Space Telescope was put into orbit around Earth.Immediately, scientists realized that something was wrong - the pictures the telescope sent back were blurry. The story of how this large scale problem was successfully solved is told through this book.

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Overview

For years, astronomers dreamed of a telescope that could see deep into space. Finally, in 1990, after years of planning and billions of dollars, the Hubble Space Telescope was put into orbit around Earth.Immediately, scientists realized that something was wrong - the pictures the telescope sent back were blurry. The story of how this large scale problem was successfully solved is told through this book.

This comprehensive observation is about one of the most important scientific achievements of our time. Scott gives a wealth of scientific information and presents the mission's human side as well. Readers get the scoop on what astronauts eat, as well as actual full-color pictures of the astronauts repairing the telescope.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This exquisite photo-essay tells about the Space Shuttle Endeavor's mission to repair the orbiting Hubble Telescope. Readers learn about the astronauts-their histories, families, the rigorous astronaut preflight training and practice. And they experience what life is like for astronauts as they begin the mission, live on the shuttle, and float in space. It's exciting stuff that's been well researched and written with an ear for what kids want to know about. The authors know the topic so well, and have so highly polished their words, that reading this book becomes an adventure not unlike slipping into the weightlessness of space itself.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Exciting text and spectacular photos reveal how repairs were made in space as well as the hard work, planning, and satisfaction involved in being an astronaut. (Apr. 1995)
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Gr 5-9This book lives up to its title. The flight to fix the Hubble Space Telescope is viewed as an adventure rather than as a repair house call. The mission is described in exciting detail, from the years of preparation to the shuttle Endeavour's homecoming. The astronauts are portrayed as three-dimensional people, which helps readers identify with them. There are many full-color photographs throughout; those taken from the shuttle are breathtaking, showing closeups of the astronauts with the Earth featuring prominently in the background. This is an excellent addition for all libraries. It describes one of the most important space missions to date and effectively captures the participants' spirit, skill, and dedication.Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA
Carolyn Phelan
Offering children a rare look behind the scenes at NASA, this intriguing book tells the story of the space shuttle "Endeavor"'s 1993 mission to repair the Hubble telescope. After explaining "Hubble's troubles" and scientists' plans to repair the telescope, the book introduces the astronauts and shows them at home with their families as well as at work, practicing every movement of their tasks and anticipating anything that could go wrong. Descriptions of the launch, the flight, and the successful completion of the mission are all the more effective because readers experience them partly from the astronauts' point of view. The exceptionally clear, full-color photographs, some from NASA and others taken by Margaret Miller, work seamlessly with the text to help readers envision people, places, equipment, and events. An excellent presentation of the mission to fix the space telescope.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786800384
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.38 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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