Here's an out-of-this-world adventure for would-be astronauts--peel back the outer shell of space suits, rockets and the flight deck of the space shuttle itself! With up-to-the-minute information on all the latest high-tech equipment, what it takes to be an astronaut, how spacecraft avoid meteor showers, and more, this is the perfect book for those interested in space.
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WATCHING THE SKIES
A SOYUZ LAUNCH
ORBITAL OPERATIONS 26
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