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Space Exploration For Dummies

Space Exploration For Dummies by Cynthia Phillips
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Your comprehensive guide to remarkable achievements in space

Do you long to explore the universe? This plain-English, fullyillustrated guide explains the great discoveries and advancementsin space exploration throughout history, from early astronomers tothe International Space Station. You'll learn about the firstsatellites, rockets, and people in space; explore space programsaround the world; and ponder the controversial question: Whycontinue to explore space?

  • Take a quick tour of astronomy — get to know the solarsystem and our place in the galaxy, take a crash course in rocketscience, and live a day in the life of an astronaut
  • Run the Great Space Race — trace the growth of the SpaceAge from Sputnik to the Apollo moon landings and meet the robotsthat explored the cosmos

  • Watch as space exploration matures — from the birth of theSpace Shuttle to the creation of the Mir Space Station to successesand failures in Mars exploration, see how space programs reachednew levels

  • Journey among the planets — check out the discoveries madeduring historic voyages to the inner and outer reaches of the solarsystem

  • Understand current exploration — review the telescopes inspace, take a tour of the International Space Station, and see thelatest sights on Mars

  • Look into the future — learn about upcoming space missionsand increased access to space travel

Open the book and find:

  • Descriptions of space milestones and future missions
  • An easy-to-follow chronological structure

  • Color and black-and-white photos

  • The nitty-gritty details of becoming an astronaut

  • A grand tour of the solar system through space missions

  • Explanations of tragedies and narrow escapes

  • Facts on the creation of space stations by NASA and the USSR

  • Ten places to look for life beyond Earth

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Title: Space Exploration For Dummies
Author: Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer
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