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This Is Rocket Science

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This Is Rocket Science

True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure out Ways to Explore Beyond

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This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski
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..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.

Author Biography

Gloria Skurzynski is an award-winning author who has written more than 50 children's books. Her nonfiction book Almost the Real Thing won the American Institute of Physics' Science Writing Award. She has also penned numerous works for National Geographic, including Are We Alone?, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice for 2006. Skurzynski lives in Boise, Idaho.
Release date Australia
May 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
National Geographic Society
Interest Age
From 10 years
Pages
80
Dimensions
195x263x8
ISBN-13
9781426305986
Product ID
3964268

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