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This Is Rocket Science

True Stories of the Risk-taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth
Skurzynski, Gloria (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.
Authors: Skurzynski, Gloria
Title: This is rocket science
true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010
Characteristics: 80 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Contents: Fire arrows
The fathers of modern rocketry
Beeps from space
Saturn wins, Orion loses
Return and reuse
Success and failure
Way to go
Farther needs faster
Summary: A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.
ISBN: 1426305982
9781426305986
1426305974
9781426305979
Statement of Responsibility: by Gloria Skurzynski
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index
Subject Headings: Rockets (Aeronautics) Rocketry History Aerospace engineers Biography
Topical Term: Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry
Aerospace engineers
LCCN: 2009020386
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A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.


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Mar 30, 2014
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

‘This is Rocket Science’ is a National Geographic sponsored book which speaks for its quality. While this book is rated juvenile, I would recommend it for children age 10 and older; teenagers and adult should enjoy it too. It offers a very good yet not to detailed introduction to the history of rockets; briefly reviews the history of the 20th Century’s key scientists that are considered to be the fathers of modern rocketry; provides information on the man’s race into space and to the moon, and the development of: the Saturn ‘V’ rocket, the US Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station (ISS). The concept for a space elevator, the use of propulsion systems like the Solar Sail and Ion Engines, plus the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe and the US Dawn spacecraft are briefly introduced; that’s a fairly broad introduction into this subject in just 80 pages. I recommend this book as a very good introductory read for children and teenagers (budding scientists), or curious adults. Regretfully, Canada’s contribution to achievements in space, are not covered beyond a brief mention. The book is dated somewhat as it pre dates the retirement of the US Space Shuttle fleet and the proposed delivery dates for new launch vehicles Ares ‘I’ and ‘V’ as I believe they have been delayed. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Mar 29, 2014
  • Dixiedog_Two rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Gloria Skurzynski’s - ‘This is Rocket Science’ was a very good introductory book for young readers into the development and history of rockets, rocket flight, the race to the moon, and more. Suggested for children 10 years of age or older. Doctor-at-Bass -2! Michaela A.

Mar 29, 2014
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very brief but informative and interesting book. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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Mar 31, 2014
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

dixiedog thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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