Space Kids: An Introduction for Young Explorers is designed to inspire awe at the great big universe around us. Covering topics such as stars, planets, moons, alongside the basics of gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep in space; each page takes us through the complexities of the universe with a fresh and original style. This is a space book that not only teaches young explorers about what is out there but also serves as reminder about just how special we are here on planet Earth. We begin with the enormity of the big bang. And travel from the big and inconceivable - slowly but surely getting smaller and smaller - until we reach the most spectacular thing in the universe: the tiny human who is holding Space Kids. Andrea De Santis’ beautifully rendered illustrations spark curiosities and imaginations whilst Steve Parker’s simple text creates a sense of wonder and fuels an appreciation for what it means to be a part of the universe’s complex system; truly a must-have introduction for any budding young explorer.
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July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing—a milestone in the history of humankind. Today, the adventure, courage, and ground-breaking accomplishment behind the NASA Apollo missions remains as compelling as ever. This thrilling photo book features previously-unpublished photographs from the NASA archives, now meticulously digitized, captured by the Apollo astronauts during their missions. From some 27,000 NASA images, the book’s authors have curated 225 of the most remarkable Apollo mission pictures, creating a uniquely vivid document of one of the most seminal events of the 20th century. Accompanying these extraordinary Apollo photographs are little-knowninsider facts and fascinating insights into the Apollo missions, including a detailed Foreword from NASA astronaut, Walter Cunningham. Not only a musthave book for fans of air and space travel, Apollo VII – XVII is a hit for anyone interested in photography, pop culture, and modern history. Authors Floris Heyne, Joel Meter, Simon Phillipson, and Delano Steenmeijer scoured the vast NASA photo archives to select the most outstanding photos of the Apollo missions. Walter Cunningham is a former Apollo astronaut, serving as Lunar Module pilot on the Apollo 7 mission, the first manned flight of the Apollo program that launched into orbit on the Saturn 1-B rocket.
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Exploring one of the boldest engineering and scientific endeavors ever undertaken by humankind In 1961 President Kennedy issued a challenge to land a person on the moon and return safely to Earth before the end of the 1960s, a bold proclamation at the time, given that only one US astronaut had been to space, for just 15 minutes. The race to the moon was part of the larger Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, a race where the Russians appeared far ahead of the Americans. Apollo was a complicated, dangerous and expensive adventure involving 400,000 people across the nation. Before it was over, NASA had made 11 Apollo flights, six of which landed on the moon, and eight astronauts had lost their lives. But it was also fun, and the crews never missed a chance to enjoy the trip or pull off a prank 240,000 miles from home. The Apollo Missions for Kids tells the story from the perspective of those who lived it—the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible. Jerome Pohlen is a former elementary school science teacher, an engineer, an editor, and the author of Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids as well as a dozen award-winning science kits, including Famous Experiments, Microscopic World and Wild Weather.
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