Space Exploration

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Twenty-First Century Books, Aug 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
For hundreds of years scientists have sought and studied new worlds beyond Earth. Author Ron Miller describes the long, hard trek from the first tentative attempts to fly rocket-powered vehicles, to the first humans to brave traveling beyond Earth’s atmosphere, to the explorers who left their footprints in the soil of the Moon. This history of space exploration will compel you to consider the future of our journey.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Chapter 1 The Dreamers
6
Chapter 2 The Theorists
16
Chapter 3 The Rocket Riders
28
Chapter 4 First Steps toward the Moon
42
Chapter 5 Apollo to the Moon
54
Chapter 6 Space Stations
70
Chapter 7 The Space Shuttle
86

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About the author (2007)

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. He has written short stories, nonfiction works, novels, and created a comic book. His illustrations have appeared in magazines such as Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps.

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