DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration

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Be an eyewitness to the spectacular race to explore space, from the amazing rockets that carry astronauts to out-of-this-world discoveries. See an astronaut repairing an orbiting spacecraft from the outside. Find out about the landing craft used to probe and explore planets. Discover what happens at liftoff and blastoff.

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space ...

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Overview

Be an eyewitness to the spectacular race to explore space, from the amazing rockets that carry astronauts to out-of-this-world discoveries. See an astronaut repairing an orbiting spacecraft from the outside. Find out about the landing craft used to probe and explore planets. Discover what happens at liftoff and blastoff.

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756607302
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Dreams of space 8
What is space? 10
Space nations 12
Rocket science 14
Reusable rocket 16
The race for space 18
Space travelers 20
Man on the Moon 22
How to be an astronaut 24
Astronaut fashion 26
Living in space 28
Astronauts at work 30
Rest and play 32
Danger and disaster 34
Space stations 36
Science without gravity 38
Testing equipment 40
Lone explorers 42
In-depth investigators 44
Landers and discoverers 46
Crowded space 48
Looking at Earth 50
Looking into space 52
The future in space 54
Space technology on Earth 56
Working together 58
21st century exploration 60
Did you know? 62
Timeline 64
Find out more 66
Index 72
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