Rockets and Space Travel

Rockets and Space Travel

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Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! This book explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft. Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success.
Publisher: London : Franklin Watts, 2016.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9781445150260
1445150263
Characteristics: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.

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