This Book Explores The Tremendous Contribution That NASA Has Made Over The Last Half Century. Detailed Timelines About Space Exploration And The Development Of The Space Program Are All Discussed In Detail. Also Gives Detailed Information About Astronauts And Their Explorations.
Learn About How Physics, Math, And Science Work Together To Help Us Understand Our Solar System And Beyond.
Students Will Love Learning More About Our Earth, Moon, And Stars In This Title. It Gives Information On The Phases Of The Moon, The Constellations Of Stars That We See In The Night Sky, Comets And Meteors, And What Exactly Happens During A Lunar Eclipse.
Explore outer space and learn about stars, galaxies, planets, asteroids and how these bodies are all related to one another. Featured in this book are photographs from outer space and related vocabulary.
Travel the solar system and explore the planets while discovering the process of orbits and rotations of the planets. Readers are even exposed to asteroids that exist throughout the solar system and are introduced to vocabulary specific to the solar system.
People once believed that Earth was the center of the solar system. Scientists finally learned that Earth is one of at least eight planets in our solar system and that they all travel around the sun. Astronomers now know that our solar system is almost 5 billion years old and is part of at least 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Earth is the only planet known to have life and water. Scientists continue to discover new planet-like objects, called dwarf planets, all the time!
Long ago, astronomers believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. But now we know that it is only a tiny part of the universe and that our solar system is just a tiny part of our galaxy. In 1957, space travel began. Work done in space has helped us in the areas of medicine, computer science, and the environment. The International Space Station, a lab floating in space, is where astronauts do experiments that help us on Earth. The next manned trip to the moon is planned for 2018.