Mars: Exploring Space

Overview

The Exploring space series delves into the technology we use to explore the universe and beyond. Journey to Mars explains the myths and mysteries behind our fascination with one of Earth's closest planetary neighbors. The role that probes and rovers have played in confirming and disputing these myths is also outlined. Plans for future modes of exploration are featured, all with an eye to eventually sending people to Mars.

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Overview

The Exploring space series delves into the technology we use to explore the universe and beyond. Journey to Mars explains the myths and mysteries behind our fascination with one of Earth's closest planetary neighbors. The role that probes and rovers have played in confirming and disputing these myths is also outlined. Plans for future modes of exploration are featured, all with an eye to eventually sending people to Mars.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Though nearly identical boilerplate spreads and perfunctory further-reading lists that include only this publisher's titles will keep these volumes off the top shelf, they will serve as updates to older titles. Space Station covers the origins, construction, and purposes of the ISS and closes with a note about its uncertain future in light of waning U.S. interest. Mars tallies visiting space probes, from Mariner 4 in 1965 to 2008's Mars Phoenix lander, and looks very briefly ahead to future missions. Living on the Moon summarizes previous trips to our closest celestial neighbor, describes the next generation of NASA Moon landers, and discusses plans for initial lunar settlements. In Probing Space, readers will learn how space probes are launched and where they have gone, and will get a few hints about what has been discovered through using them. All four volumes pair simply written texts with a mix of small color photos and artists' renditions, with an emphasis on the latter. With one mismatched picture and caption, plus a misleading description of orbital corrections, Space Station is the weakest link; the other three titles provide serviceable supplementary or reinforcement reading.—John Peters, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605960302
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Exploring Space Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

The Fourth Planet04

Mars Explorers 06

A Planet of Interest 08

Mars from Space 10

Touchdown on Mars 12

A New Plan 14

The Little Rover that Could 16

A Renewed lnterest 18

New Ways to Explore 20

Making the Grade 22

A Day in Space 24

Footprints on Mars 26

Test Your Knowledge 28

Further Resources 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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