- Author : Gloria Skurzynski
- Publisher : National Geographic Books
- File Size : 50,5 Mb
- Release : 13 April 2010
- ISBN : 9781426307171
- Page : 84 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: This Is Rocket Science PDF is a Fantastic Juvenile Nonfiction book by Gloria Skurzynski. It was published by National Geographic Books on 13 April 2010. This Book has 84 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science explores the past, present, and future of space travel. The compelling text—vetted by NASA scientists—is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.