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Human space exploration.
World Book, Inc.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : World Book, [2007]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Introduction to space exploration, providing to primary and intermediate grade students information on astronauts, space shuttles, and space stations. Includes fun facts, glossary, resource list and index"--Provided by publisher.
Where does space begin? -- When did people first explore space? -- What was the "Space Race"? -- What were the first piloted spacecraft like? -- What gives a spacecraft the power for liftoff? -- Is space exploration dangerous? -- What is microgravity, and how does it affect space travel? -- Who was the first person to travel in space? -- Who was the first person to walk in space? -- To walk on the moon? -- What did astronauts take from the moon? -- Leave on the moon? -- What is the space shuttle like? -- What's for dinner in space? -- How do astronauts handle personal hygiene? -- What do astronauts wear on a space mission? -- Do you get your own bedroom in space? -- What is the shuttle used for? -- How do astronauts train for shuttle missions? -- Who is in charge of the shuttle on the ground? -- When will the space shuttle retire? -- What is a space station? -- What is the international space station? -- What have we learned so far on the international space station? -- What things do we use today that were created for the space program? -- How can kids get involved in space exploration? -- Where do I sign up? -- So you want to become a space explorer? -- Fun facts about human space exploration -- Glossary -- Index and resource list.
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