Presents 12 of the most epic space journeys. Readers will take an armchair tour of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, a visit to the International Space Station, the NASA Voyager Program, and more.
Astronauts and cosmonauts were the heroes of a 20th Century battle without weapons—the race for global dominance in space. The Space Race explores how the quest to put “a man on the moon” fueled fast-paced scientific research and kept the world occupied with more peaceful pursuits at a time when the world seemed to be on the edge of nuclear annihilation. Readers will learn how to examine primary and secondary source materials, which reveal the political and scientific implications of the space programs in the United States and the former Soviet Union.
NASA Takes Photography into Space considers the work of NASA photographers as they began exploring space. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines the photography’s contributions to NASA’s overall mission, including how space exploration has pushed photography technology forward. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as NASA, from its founding in 1958 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
Climb Aboard! Explore how NASA was formed! Meet early astronauts! Examine the Gemini and Apollo programs! Investigate Keck, Keck II, the Hubble Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory! Learn about space shuttles and stations! See an infographic showing the electromagnetic spectrum! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of landmarks in space exploration complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Climb Aboard! Explore how the sun was formed! Investigate spots, flares, and solar wind! Meet early astronomers working to understand the sun! Examine the sun, the moon, Earth, and gravity! Learn about solar observatories! See an infographic showing the sun’s layers! Did You Know? fact boxes and a Guidebook of facts about the sun complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.