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Space: Travel to Space and Back with Astronaut Sally Ride
     

Space: Travel to Space and Back with Astronaut Sally Ride

by Mike Goldsmith, Sally Ride
 

Join Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who will be your guide as you explore the mysteries of the universe. Look at planets, stars, meteors, comets, black holes, and our very own planet Earth. Find out what it takes to train and be an astronaut and discover what it feels like to break through Earth's atmosphere. Learn what's inside the space shuttle

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Join Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who will be your guide as you explore the mysteries of the universe. Look at planets, stars, meteors, comets, black holes, and our very own planet Earth. Find out what it takes to train and be an astronaut and discover what it feels like to break through Earth's atmosphere. Learn what's inside the space shuttle and investigate the other planets and moons in our solar system. Finally, consider what surprises other galaxies might hold in this dynamic look at the world of space exploration.

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“This nice spiral-bound book is designed for heavy use and is extensively illustrated primarily with photographs.” —Children's Literature
Children's Literature
Dr. Sally K. Ride, the first woman in space, is the guide for this voyage—one that is primarily a visit to the moon. Human beings have been studying the sky for thousands of years. The Egyptians, Chinese, Babylonians, and Indians were astronomers thousands of years ago. A milestone in the human interest in space was the first moon landing in 1969. The moon is the closest celestial body to the Earth, so it was an obvious first destination for human space travel. Much preparation is required for traveling in space. Rockets need to be built, astronauts need to be trained, as well as the ground crews who manage the flights. The space age began with the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Since that time there have been six manned landings on the moon. When the astronauts are in the shuttle orbiter in space, their time is very regimented. Every moment is valuable and carefully planned. Each astronaut has a special job to do for which they have trained. Each mission has different goals dictating the activities of the crew. There is time scheduled for the astronauts to look down at Earth and enjoy the view. This nice spiral-bound book is designed for heavy use and is extensively illustrated primarily with photographs. This book is part of the "Kingfisher Voyager" series. 2005, Kingfisher, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753459102
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Kingfisher Voyages Series
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 10.21(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Mike Goldsmith has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and studies the philosophy of time and space. He is the head of acoustics at the United Kingdom's National Physical Laboratory. An author of more than twenty nonfiction books for children, he was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science, Junior Section.

Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983, when she flew aboard the space shuttle Challenger on NASA's seventh space shuttle mission. Over her career as an astronaut she has logged more than 343 hours in space. She is a professor at San Diego University and the Director of the California Space Institute. Sally Ride lives in southern California.

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