This series explores the history of America's space program. The creation of NASA, the Mercury and Gemini programs, the Apollo moon missions, the Space Shuttle program, and efforts to build a manned space station are all detailed in these informative books.
-- Full-color photography, rare black-and-white photos of early programs
-- Supports science and history curriculum
-- Table of contents, index, and bibliography
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