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Branley, Franklyn M. Branley. Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator). The International Space Station (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2). HarperTrophy (October 31, 2000)
School Library Journal
Branley, Franklyn M. Branley. Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator). The Planets in Our Solar System. HarperTrophy; Ill edition (May 31, 1998)
DK Publishing. Space
Exploration (DK Eyewitness Books). DK CHILDREN (August 2, 2004)
nonfiction series ventures beyond our atmosphere for the first time in
a survey that touches on an array of space-exploration topics, from the
early history of rocketry to animals in orbit, space stations, astronaut
underwear, and probes to the outer planets. The familiar blizzard of cutout
color illustrations includes sharp photos of actual spacecraft, scale
models, toys, commemorative bric-a-brac, new and worn-out parts, plus
portraits of people and selected heavenly bodies, all with detailed captions.
The focus is, eye-openingly, international, with European Space Agency
technology and astronauts from small countries sharing equal time with
the personnel and programs of the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. What
with recent events on Mars and Mir, the information is already dated,
but the book's broad scope and surefire popularity make it a useful lead-in
to more systematic treatments of the subjects. John Peters, New York Public
Dyson, Marianne J. Space Station Science. Windward Publishing; 2nd edition (April 2004)
a gallon of water costs as much as a house, you can't get any TV stations,
and opening a window will kill you." Gathering information from
astronauts and other scientists, Dyson takes readers through crew training
and launch; covers physical necessities and hazards, including a detailed
look at space toilets; describes the kinds of tasks and research that
can be performed on a space station; then brings astronauts back to
Earth for a study of the effects of an extended stay off-planet. Artfully
mixing big questions ("If people stayed in space, would they end
up as blobs?") with well-chosen scientific and personal details,
Dyson at once excites and informs young readers. Clever, low-tech demonstrations
and experiments elucidate physical principles. The illustrations include
lucid cartoons and color photos, and a concluding list of Web sites
will expedite further inquiry. Though the author only focuses on the
U.S. and Russia and is weak on historical background, with the upcoming
construction of the International Space Station, this consciousness
raiser couldn't be better timed. A lively, up-to-date replacement for
Don Berliner's Living in Space (Lerner, 1993) and Larry Kettelkamp's
Living in Space (Morrow, 1993). John Peters, New York Public Library
Grabham, Sue. (Editor).
Backpack Books: 1001 Facts About Space. DK
CHILDREN; 1st edition (January 1, 2002)
Mullane, R. Mike.
Do Your Ears Pop in Space and 500 Other Surprising
Questions about Space Travel. Wiley; 1 edition (January 22,
From the fantastic everyday facts of life in outer space to the life-and-death decisions astronauts must face, veteran Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane tells readers what space travel is really like as he answers the most common questions about space and the adventure of life as an astronaut. His combination of accessible scientific explanation, firsthand insight and hilarious anecdotes makes this book an unforgettable, out-of-this-world reading experience
"A fascinating collection of honest, factual, from-the-heart answers to the most often asked questions about spaceflight and spacefliers. Required reading for all who aspire to travel in space." Kathy Thornton, 4-mission Shuttle Astronaut, World Record Holder for Spacewalks by a Woman.
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo
11 on the Moon. Houghton Mifflin (June 26, 2006)
Thomson, Sarah L.
Astronauts and Other Space Heroes FYI.
Collins (May 1, 2007)
A Smithsonian Book answers the questions: Who was the first person in space? What does a NASA pad leader do? When was the first space shuttle launched?Why shouldn't you eat a sandwich on a space mission? How do astronauts exercise in space?