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Dreams of space : before Apollo / David Jefferis.

Jefferis, David, (author.).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Moon flight atlas
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 629.45 JEF (Text) 38209000934862 New Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778754084 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780778754176 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Early ideas -- Dreams of space -- Science at work -- Rocket pioneers -- Rockets at war -- Deadly missile -- Steps to space -- From fiction to reality -- Cold War dawn -- Start of the space race -- Into orbit -- Leaving our world -- Space competition -- Catching the Soviets -- Spam in a can -- Space plane or space capsule? -- A further step -- Gemini spacecraft -- High frontier -- Testing in space -- Moon flight facts -- Decade of advance -- Mapping the Moon -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
Grades 7 to 8.
Subject: Space race > History > Juvenile literature.
Astronautics > History > Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight > History > Juvenile literature.

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