BookSeriesList
Franklin Watts

Space Pioneers

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

From the first rockets to leave Earth's atmosphere and the animals that made brave journeys into space, such as Laika the Soviet stray dog, to the first spacewalks and the tragedies of the loss of all crew members of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, this book looks at the people, who's part in various space programmes around the world, have helped to push the boundaries of space travel for future generations.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Franklin Watts

Race to the Moon

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

The Space Race was an exciting time and the 1950s to 1970s saw some of the biggest leaps in space technology and exploration. The race to put the first man on the Moon was eventually won by the USA, when NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men on the Moon. This book explores the efforts made by both NASA and the Soviet Union to reach the Moon during this period and details some of the extraordinary missions and adventures that occurred, including the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Franklin Watts

Looking Beyond

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

Most of space is a mystery, but astronomers and scientists have spent years studying some of the biggest questions, such as what are black holes, how do galaxies form and what happened during the Big Bang? What we do know about space and the cycle of life and death of stars and other space objects makes incredible reading and will delight readers who want to know just that bit more about the universe we live in.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Franklin Watts

Probes to the Planets

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

Every planet in our solar system and some of the moons and other space objects have been visited by at least one probe and in the future, more probes and craft will visit these worlds in our endeavour to learn about space and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Some probes, such at the Verena 13 probe that landed on Venus, were designed to last just a few minutes. Others, such as the Voyager probes, are still sending data back to Earth from far out towards the edge of our Solar System. Each probe is designed to do a unique job and this book reveals the genius of their design.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Franklin Watts

Space Stations

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

Space stations, including Skylab, Mir and the ISS are a vital outposts of scientific endeavour. Although only the ISS remains in orbit, the story of man's quest to live and conduct experiments in space is a tale of adventure, tragedy and genius. Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Franklin Watts

Satellites

Steve Parker
Authors:
Steve Parker

More than 3,000 satellites have been placed in orbit around Earth since the very first, Sputnik 1, made history in 1957. Satellites perform a huge variety of functions. From the huge Hubble Space Telescope to weather and communications satellites, these objects make a difference to our lives here on Earth every day. How do they get there, how do they stay up there and what job does each of them do? Find out in this in-depth look at all kinds of satellites.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

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