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NASA and the Astronauts

Lisa J. Amstutz (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177138

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to send humans into outer space. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

Missions to Mars

Gregory L. Vogt (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177121

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to send spacecraft to Mars. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

Finding Earthlike Planets

Liz Kruesi (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177114

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to find Earthlike planets. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

Building Reusable Rockets

Gregory L. Vogt (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177107

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to build reusable rockets. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

The Apollo Missions

Patti Richards (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177091

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to land on the moon. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118141

The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.

Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies

Sonya Newland (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180889

As we reflect in 2016 on the 30th anniversary of the Shuttle Challenger tragedy, it is fitting that we remind ourselves why all of these brave and daring pioneers go into space. From the first unmanned spacecraft to the planned mission to Mars in 2030, this awesome book celebrates the milestone achievements of space travel, the agonizing - but no less important - failures, and the pioneers who made it happen - sometimes giving their lives to do it.

Astronomy, Astronauts, and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116840

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy from telescopes in space to outstanding observatories. Learn about the latest space probes, how rockets lift off, and what it's like living in the weightlessness of space. And find out about the remarkable astronauts who have spacewalked their way into history.

The Universe, Black Holes, and the Big Bang

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116871

Travel back in time to the big bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries.

The Solar System, Meteors, and Comets

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116864

Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvelous moons and mighty meteorites, and be dazzled by curious comets and eccentric exoplanets.

Stars, Galaxies, and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116857

Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way.

Trouble in Space

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176707

In this exciting title, Joe and Dr. Bea blast off on an expedition into space! Join the two scientists as they explore life on board the International Space Station (ISS), experience a spacewalk, study the planets, and discover the beauty - and dangers - of our solar system.

Ten of the Best Adventures in Space

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177988

Readers will be amazed by ten exciting stories of miraculous survival and tragic events in the history of space exploration. Stories include: the near-fatal journey of Uri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, the breakdown of Apollo 13, the Russian Salyut 1 space station, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, fire on board the Mir space station, and the two successful flights of SpaceShipOne. Feature boxes add additional details and help readers better understand the dangers faced by the crew on these famous missions.

Top Secret Science in Space

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122452

Space research and investigation is always at the cutting edge of science. This exciting book traces its history from the Space Race of the last century to the development of GPS and space tourism. An activity spread allows readers to design their own spacecraft.

Project Apollo: The Race to Land on the Moon

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122148

On July 23, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepped from their spacecraft onto the alien soil of the Moon - Earth's sister world. Using archival images and explanatory text, this riveting title guides the reader through NASA’s Apollo space program, including the tragic deaths of an entire flight crew and Apollo's ultimate triumph - the first lunar landing in 1969. Maps of the Moon show where Apollo 11's lunar lander Eagle landed and the route taken by the Soviet robot lander Lunokhod 1 in 1970.

Exploring the Moon: 1969-1972

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122131

This fascinating book describes what scientists discovered about the Moon from the Apollo missions that came after the successful landing in 1969, until the last mission in 1972. A discussion follows of why flights to the Moon stopped, the creation of space stations, such as Skylab, that followed, and what exciting new plans are now being made to revisit the Moon. Maps of the Moon show where astronauts drove in rovers on the surface and what resources can be found on the Moon, from ice to helium.

The Astronauts: Space Survival

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122155

Astronauts of the lunar exploration age were the superstars of their time. This inspiring book discusses how astronauts survived in space - then and now - by keeping to a strict diet, bedtime, and training schedule. Special sections explain how spacesuits kept them alive in and outside the space capsule and how they moved around their cramped quarters. Maps of the Moon show the lunar nearside that we can see from Earth, and the lunar farside that faces away from us.

Chasing Comets, Asteroids, and Mysterious Space Objects

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122070

Oumuamua is a space rock that formed around another star. Of the 10,000 space objects that have hurled past our Sun, this rock provides some proof that there are planets similar to Earth outside our solar system. This intriguing book reveals to young space explorers the secrets contained in the rocks that fly around in space.

Building a Home in Space

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122063

This book takes a look at what a space home might look like and what it would take to live on Mars - the Red Planet (or any other place in space, for that matter). From the Mars ice home of the future to a make-your-own project, this book will enthrall and inspire readers and future engineers.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122117

How was the solar system created? Why are the Sun and Moon the same size in the sky? These are just some of the questions answered in this exciting book about our seemingly endless solar system. Readers will love the problem-solving focus that makes space exploration an adventure in innovation.

Understanding Our Sun

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122100

Our star is a dynamo of energy that we cannot live without. Readers will enjoy the detailed information about the Sun’s makeup and life phases. Special sidebars will draw young enthuiasts into making real-life decisions about harnessing the Sun’s power for our use now and for the future.

Dreams of Space: Before Apollo

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122124

The Space Race was an unofficial competition for spaceflight dominance between Cold War rivals the United States and the Soviet Union. This interesting title sets the scene for lunar and space exploration by both countries, describing early rocket development, NASA's Gemini program, which put humans in space, and the development of robot explorers. Maps show how early astronomers mapped the Moon hundreds of years ago, and what materials the Moon is made up of.

Searching for Extraterrestrials

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122094

For years, space scientists have been asking the question “Is there other life out there?” Readers will enjoy the fascinating history of our search for extraterrestrial life - from aliens to tiny microbes - with technology such as telescopes, radio signals, and monitoring systems.

Journeys to Outer Space

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122087

How soon can you board a rocketship to Mars? And how will you survive when you get there? There are so many challenges to overcome in sending a human into space, such as problems of distance, fuel, and propulsion. This compelling book describes the history and future of space travel and the exciting areas of research travel presents.

Building Rockets

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174502

Explores the engineering challenges behind building rockets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.