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Author Read, John A., author.
Title 50 space missions that changed the world / Read, John A..
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 Margate - Juv Non-Fiction  629.41 REA    AVAILABLE
Description 88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
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Note "Published in Canada in 2020. Published in the United States in 2021." -- Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Changing the world -- Rocket science -- Space jobs -- Enter the space age -- Race to the moon -- Exploring the solar system -- Spacecraft at work -- Shuttle-MIR era -- Exploring the universe -- Ongoing missions -- The future -- Return to the moon.
Changing the World -- Rocket Science -- Space Jobs -- ENTER THE SPACE AGE : The First Spacecraft - Sputnik and the Space Race - First Animals in Space - First Human in Space - The First Astronaut - An American Orbits the Earth - The First Spacewalk - The First Spy Satellite - Secret Space Stations - First Woman in Space -- RACE TO THE MOON : Humans Orbit the Moon - Humans on the Moon - Highlights from Apollo - "Moon Walker" Robots - Teamwork in Space -- EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM : First to Mercury - Under Venus's Clouds - First to Mars - On the Martian Surface - First to Jupiter - The Grand Tour - Driving on Mars - Up Close to Saturn - Visiting Halley's Comet - Ion Drive - #CometLanding - Mission Pluto - Touching the Sun! -- SPACECRAFT AT WORK : Space Laboratory - Satellite Television - Weather Satellites - GPS Navigation - Saving Lives - The Earth from Space - Exploring the Oceans - Tiny Satellites - Riding a Sunbeam -- SHUTTLE-MIR ERA : First African American in Space - The Shuttle - Construction in Space - Challenger Disaster -- EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE : Hubble Space Telescope - Origin of the Universe - Finding Exoplanets - X-Rays and Black Holes -- ONGOING MISSIONS : Space Tourism - International Space Station - Studying Earth's Climate - Satellite Trains - Reusable Orbital Rockets -- The Future -- Return to the Moon -- Glossary -- Find Out More.
Summary "Since the first space mission in 1957, there have been many pivotal missions that have made new discoveries and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. This book revisits 50 milestone missions including Voyager's Grand Tour, Apollo 8 and the first crewed mission to orbit the moon, Valentina Tereshkova (the first woman in space), the first weather satellite, the first communication satellite that brought live television to the world, and even spy satellites! This collection includes missions from Europe, Russia, China, India, the U.S., Canada and more."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Manned space flight -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Space flights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space -- Exploration -- History -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781459506268 (hardcover)
145950626X (hardcover)
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