Space Exploration (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Space Exploration (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Carole Stott

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Discover the secrets of space and humankind's quest to learn about our universe.

An informative guide to the mysteries beyond Earth and its atmosphere, Space Exploration takes young readers on a journey through the solar system and highlights advancements in space technology. Discover how satellites help us forecast the weather, how the Large Space Simulator is used to test spacecraft, what happens at liftoff and blastoff, and how the landing craft probes and explores planets. Learn about a day in the life of an astronaut including how a special sleeping bag helps them to sleep in weightless conditions, how astronauts repair an orbiting spacecraft from the outside, and how and astronaut's body is affected upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere in this updated edition of a best-selling title from the Eyewitness series.

The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465426215
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 336,647
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carole Stott has 20 years of experience as an astronomer, and has served as the curator of astronomy and the head of the observatory for the Royal Observatory in England. She is the author of Eyewitness: Space Exploration, Eye Wonder: Space, I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle, and Celestial Charts: Antique Maps of the Heavens.

Table of Contents

Dreams of space8
What is space?10
Space nations12
Rocket science14
Reusable rocket16
The race for space18
Space travelers20
Man on the Moon22
How to be an astronaut24
Astronaut fashion26
Living in space28
Astronauts at work30
Rest and play32
Danger and disaster34
Space stations36
Science without gravity38
Testing equipment40
Lone explorers42
In-depth investigators44
Landers and discoverers46
Crowded space48
Looking at Earth50
Looking into space52
The future in space54
Space technology on Earth56
What lies ahead58

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Space Exploration 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RocketGirl11 More than 1 year ago
When we opened the box and took out the book we were impressed by the picture of the cargo bay of the shuttle. The details were so vivid you can see who is taking the picture of the mission specialist in his helmet. The photographs inside seem to be Hi Definition and the book starts with details regarding space exploration history to the construction of EVA's to composition of and the packaging of the food the specialists eat! A couple of nice surprises were:1- a DVD with some cool pictures of the shuttle and other clip art you can transfer to your desktop and,2- a really nice poster with a time line that leads up to the present day space exploration programs. We enjoy this book for a couple of hours at a time, and my "kids" are 25!