Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615306954
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Inventors and Innovators
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 Eudoxus of Cnidus 12

Chapter 2 Aristotle 14

Chapter 3 Aristarchus Of Samos 19

Chapter 4 Hipparchus 21

Chapter 5 Ptolemy 26

Chapter 6 Nicolaus Copernicus 31

Chapter 7 Tycho Brahe 35

Chapter 8 Galileo 40

Chapter 9 Johannes Kepler 45

Chapter 10 Gian Domenico Cassini 50

Chapter 11 Christiaan Huygens 52

Chapter 12 Isaac Newton 54

Chapter 13 Edmond Halley 59

Chapter 14 William Herschel 62

Chapter 15 Pierre-Simon Laplace 64

Chapter 16 John Herschel 66

Chapter 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky 68

Chapter 18 Robert H. Goddard 70

Chapter 19 Edwin Powell Hubble 73

Chapter 20 Hermann Oberth 77

Chapter 21 Jan Hendrik Oort 79

Chapter 22 Gerard Peter Kuiper 81

Chapter 23 Wernher Von Braun 85

Chapter 24 James A. Van Allen 88

Chapter 25 John H. Glenn 91

Chapter 26 Alan B. Shepard 93

Chapter 27 Buzzaldrin 96

Chapter 28 Neil Armstrong 100

Chapter 29 John W. Young 103

Chapter 30 Michael Collins 106

Chapter 31 Edward H. White II 109

Chapter 32 Yury Gagarin 111

Chapter 33 Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov 114

Chapter 34 Valentina Tereshkova 116

Chapter 35 Robert Laurel Crippen 119

Chapter 36 Christa Corrigan Mcauliffe 121

Chapter 37 Sally Ride 125

Conclusion 129

Glossary 131

For More Information 133

For Further Reading 136

Index 137

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