Astronauts

Astronauts

by Giles Sparrow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0836872754

ISBN-13: 9780836872750

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing

More than half a century ago, a spectacular space race captured the attention of the world. Pioneering astronauts set and broke records at a breakneck pace as they tested new technologies designed to defy Earth's gravity and land on the Moon. While tragedies sometimes eclipsed their many accomplishments, astronauts can now live comfortably in orbit for long periods of

Overview

More than half a century ago, a spectacular space race captured the attention of the world. Pioneering astronauts set and broke records at a breakneck pace as they tested new technologies designed to defy Earth's gravity and land on the Moon. While tragedies sometimes eclipsed their many accomplishments, astronauts can now live comfortably in orbit for long periods of time, and the advent of space tourism looms. Astronauts illustrates our continued efforts at exploring the harsh-yet intriguing-environment of space.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836872750
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Gareth Stevens Secrets of the Universe Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Space Pioneers 4

Becoming an Astronaut 14

Manned Missions 22

Working in Space 30

Dangers of Space Exploration 40

Glossary 46

Further Information 47

Index 48

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