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Human spaceflight

Author: Joseph A Angelo
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2007.
Series: Frontiers in space.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the journeys that people have taken beyond Earth's atmosphere and into outer space, and addresses such topics as human survival in space, a spacecraft's ability to launch into orbit, and the safety and dangers of spaceflight.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Angelo
ISBN: 0816057753 9780816057757
OCLC Number: 71288748
Description: xiv, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The dream of human spaceflight --
Living in space --
Astrochimps, canine cosmonauts, and other space-traveling animals --
Tiny space capsules and the Mercury Project --
Space walks and the Gemini Project --
Moonwalks and the Apollo Project --
Outposts in the sky: early space stations --
Space shuttle --
International Space Station --
Permanent Moon bases: next stop beyond low Earth orbit --
Human expeditions to Mars --
Large space settlements--hallmark of a solar system civilization.
Series Title: Frontiers in space.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.
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Explores the epoch journeys of human beings as they first ventured beyond Earth's atmosphere, starting in the early 1960s, and traveled into outer space. This book follows the evolution of space  Read more...

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