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Author Owen, David, author.

Title Final frontier : voyages into outer space / David Owen.

Publication Info. Toronto : Firefly Books, [2004]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Raymond A Sapp Memorial Twp Lib Stacks - RAYG-8  J 629.4 Owe    AVAILABLE
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Mapping of space -- Rise of the rocket -- Launching the first satellites -- Humans in space -- Destination moon -- Space shuttle -- Space stations -- Solar system and beyond -- Space spin-offs -- Exciting future.
Summary Offers a brief historical background and overview of space exploration, and provides information on manned and unmanned voyages into outer space including lunar landings, space shuttles, space stations, and interplanetary probes. A young reader's guide to space exploration, Final Frontier is an illustrated guide to the past, present and future of space exploration. The book covers the early history of space flight, from the first unmanned missions, to the early manned flights and finally to the Apollo moon missions. Space program successes and failures are covered including the disasters that befell Apollo 1 and the shuttles Challenger and Columbia. The book explains how deep space is explored today with such sophisticated telescopes and space probes as, Hubble Space Telescope, manned space stations, unmanned probes such as Voyager and Pioneer, Space stations such as Mir and Apollo-Soyuz. The proposed International Space Station is described as well as the unique challenges people will encounter in space such as living in a zero-gravity environment. The future of space exploration is discussed including the possibility of alien life on other solar systems. Proposed projects such as an automated lunar mining operation and a scientific base on Mars are also covered. Readers will enjoy Final Frontier for its colorful, abundant illustrations and easy-to-follow text.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.5 5 86543.
Subject Astronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781552977750 (paperback)
1552977757 (paperback)
9781552977767 (bound)
1552977765 (bound)

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