How we got to the moon : the people, technology, and daring feats of science behind humanity's greatest adventure / John Rocco.
- ISBN: 9780525647416
- ISBN: 0525647414
- ISBN: 9780525647423
- ISBN: 0525647422
- Physical Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2020
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
A race to the moon -- Designing a moon rocket -- Building a launch vehicle -- Building a spacecraft -- Staying alive in space -- Support on the ground -- We choose to go to the moon.
"This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks"-- Provided by publisher.
This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes–the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers–and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time! -- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8-12 Crown Books for Young Readers.
Grades 7-9 Crown Books for Young Readers.
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