The Resource Final frontier : voyages into outer space, David Owen

Final frontier : voyages into outer space, David Owen

Label
Final frontier : voyages into outer space
Title
Final frontier
Title remainder
voyages into outer space
Statement of responsibility
David Owen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Offers a brief historical background and overview of space exploration, and provides information on manned and unmanned voyages into outer space including lunar landings, space shuttles, space stations, and interplanetary probes. A young reader's guide to space exploration, Final Frontier is an illustrated guide to the past, present and future of space exploration. The book covers the early history of space flight, from the first unmanned missions, to the early manned flights and finally to the Apollo moon missions. Space program successes and failures are covered including the disasters that befell Apollo 1 and the shuttles Challenger and Columbia. The book explains how deep space is explored today with such sophisticated telescopes and space probes as, Hubble Space Telescope, manned space stations, unmanned probes such as Voyager and Pioneer, Space stations such as Mir and Apollo-Soyuz. The proposed International Space Station is described as well as the unique challenges people will encounter in space such as living in a zero-gravity environment. The future of space exploration is discussed including the possibility of alien life on other solar systems. Proposed projects such as an automated lunar mining operation and a scientific base on Mars are also covered. Readers will enjoy Final Frontier for its colorful, abundant illustrations and easy-to-follow text
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, David
Dewey number
j629.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
TL793
LC item number
.O945 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Outer space
  • Outer space
  • Espace extra-atmosphérique
  • Exploration of outer space
  • Outer space
  • Espace extra-atmosphérique
  • Outer space
  • Astronautics
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Final frontier : voyages into outer space, David Owen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping of space -- Rise of the rocket -- Launching the first satellites -- Humans in space -- Destination moon -- Space shuttle -- Space stations -- Solar system and beyond -- Space spin-offs -- Exciting future
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1045357371
Label
Final frontier : voyages into outer space, David Owen
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping of space -- Rise of the rocket -- Launching the first satellites -- Humans in space -- Destination moon -- Space shuttle -- Space stations -- Solar system and beyond -- Space spin-offs -- Exciting future
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1045357371

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