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Awesome Space Robots

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Some people say that space is the final frontier. But robots are making space much less mysterious. Robots and robotic probes have been exploring the planets and helping astronauts do research since the 1970s. Look inside to learn about incredible space robots and the amazing things that they have discovered about our solar system.

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Overview

Some people say that space is the final frontier. But robots are making space much less mysterious. Robots and robotic probes have been exploring the planets and helping astronauts do research since the 1970s. Look inside to learn about incredible space robots and the amazing things that they have discovered about our solar system.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
It comes as no surprise that robots designed specifically for work in outer space require hours, days, months and often years of methodical planning, painstaking design, programming and testing. What surprises is that the evolution of space robots began half a century ago with the landing of Ranger 7 on the moon on July 31, 1964. Ever since, the ability of robots to explore and perform work in space that cannot yet be attempted by humans has helped to push the frontier of space exploration. O’Hearn presents topics and subtopics in five chapters that describe the history and development of the four main types of space robots: probes, orbiters, landers and rovers. Color photographs and descriptive captions add eye-catching visuals about robot design and testing. Sidebars labeled “Robot Fact” provide interesting details about the subjects covered in the text. Words printed in blue are defined in a separate footnote on the same page. O’Hearn’s book, one of the “Edge Books” set, is a well-condensed survey of the complex, challenging science of space robotics. His book concludes with a glossary, a list of resources titled “Read More,” a list of internet sites and an index. As an introduction to the field of specialized robotics, this book would be a good addition to a middle school class or a library’s resource material on career development in the sciences and information technology. Reviewer: Hazel Buys; Ages 8 to 14.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620657782
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Michael O'Hearn published his first book in 2007, a graphic novel following the story of Henry Ford as he built the Model T automobile. He has since published many other books and continues to write both nonfiction and fiction. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Kendal, and her stuffed kitty, Meowy. When he's not busy writing, he likes to write and record songs, work on cars, trim bonsai trees, and read.
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