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The Resource This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth, by Gloria Skurzynski

This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth, by Gloria Skurzynski

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This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth
Title
This is rocket science
Title remainder
true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth
Statement of responsibility
by Gloria Skurzynski
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the past, present, and future of space travel. The compelling text - vetted by NASA scientists - is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond
Summary
A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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342668
Cataloging source
DLC
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Skurzynski, Gloria
Dewey number
629.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rocketry
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Rocketry
Target audience
juvenile
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the true story of the risk-taking scientists who figured out ways to explore beyond Earth
Label
This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth, by Gloria Skurzynski
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Fire arrows -The fathers of modern rocketry - Beeps from space -Saturn wins, Orion loses - Return and reuse - Success and failure - Way to go - Farther needs faster
Control code
000044237784
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
80 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781426305979
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009020386
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)335695885
Label
This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth, by Gloria Skurzynski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Fire arrows -The fathers of modern rocketry - Beeps from space -Saturn wins, Orion loses - Return and reuse - Success and failure - Way to go - Farther needs faster
Control code
000044237784
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
80 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781426305979
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009020386
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)335695885

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