Kids Nf Astronomy
What Is NASA?
Paperback ISBN: 1524786039
A young reader's history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) describes its 1958 creation, the space race that inspired the Apollo program, and the missions and discoveries that have taken place since the first lunar landing. Simultaneous and eBook.
The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time
Hardcover ISBN: 1984812750
Twelve thrilling and terrifying space-mission failures, told by the bestselling author of Apollo 13! We've all heard about the amazing, daring, and exciting missions to outer space that have succeeded. But for every success, there are mistakes, surprises, and flat-out failures that happen along the way. In this collection, Jeffrey Kluger recounts twelve such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses. With stories of missions run by both Americans and Russians during the height of the space race, complete with photos of the people and machines behind them, this book delves into the mishaps and the tragedies, small and large, that led humankind to the moon and beyond.
The Space Race
Hardcover ISBN: 1465481451
The author of Did You Know? Space presents a history of human space exploration that includes lesser-known stories behind famous space missions while answering common questions about the space race, the first lunar landing and the potential for life on Mars.
Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1426311109
The award-winning creator of 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System considers the plausibility of alien life and what creatures living on extrasolar planets might be like, drawing on scientific sources to depict alien creatures who have adapted to the unique characteristics of their respective environments.