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The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets By Steve Parker

The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets

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From early pioneers of space travel to potential missions of the future - the story of humans in space makes for fascinating reading.

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The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets Summary


The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets by Steve Parker

Every planet in our solar system and some of the moons and other space objects have been visited by at least one probe and in the future, more probes and craft will visit these worlds in our endeavour to learn about space and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Some probes, such at the Verena 13 probe that landed on Venus, were designed to last just a few minutes. Others, such as the Voyager probes, are still sending data back to Earth from far out towards the edge of our Solar System. Each probe is designed to do a unique job and this book reveals the genius of their design.

Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

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About Steve Parker


Steve Parker, ia an award-winning writer who worked for the Natural History Museum. He has written over 100 books, mostly for younger readers, on science, technology, machines and human biology. He regularly gives talks and workshops in schools and libraries.

Table of Contents


  • 1: Introduction
  • 1: Solar Probes
  • 1: Mercury
  • 1: Venus
  • 1: Mars - Viking
  • 1: Mars - MERs
  • 1: Mars - Curiosity
  • 1: Jupiter
  • 1: Saturn
  • 1: Uranus and Neptune
  • 1: Planetary Moons
  • 1: Rocks in Space
  • 1: Beyone the Solar System
  • 1: Tech Files and Glossary
  • 1: Index

Additional information

GOR009278119
The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets by Steve Parker
Steve Parker
The Story of Space
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hachette Children's Group
2015-05-12
32
1445140470
9781445140476
N/A
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