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This is rocket science [electronic resource] : True Stories of the Risk-taking Scientists who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond. Gloria Skurzynski.

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  • ISBN: 9781426307171 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: ..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science 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. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
1210 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : National Geographic Children's Books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12660 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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