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Dreams of Space: Before Apollo

Dreams of Space: Before Apollo

by David Jefferis


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The Space Race was an unofficial competition for spaceflight dominance between Cold War rivals the United States and the Soviet Union. This interesting title sets the scene for lunar and space exploration by both countries, describing early rocket development, NASA's Gemini program, which put humans in space, and the development of robot explorers. Maps show how early astronomers mapped the Moon hundreds of years ago, and what materials the Moon is made up of.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778754176
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Moon Flight Atlas
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 743,583
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Early Ideas: Dreams of Space 4

Science at Work: Rocket Pioneers 6

Deadly Missile: First Rocket to Space Ace 8

Steps to Space: From Ideas to Reality 10

Start of the Space Race: Challenge in Space 12

High Frontier: Leaving Our World 14

Designing for Space: Wings or Capsule? 16

Bigger and Bigger: Gemini Two-Seat Spacecraft 18

Target Moon: Testing for Apollo 20

Studying the Moon: Robot Explorers 22

Moon Flight Facts

Ready for Takeoff? 24

Mapping the Moon 26

Timeline 28

Glossary/Webfinder 30

Index/About the Author 32

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