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Space Exploration For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-44573-0
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392 pages
June 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: Space Exploration: Where, Who, and How.

Chapter 1: Space Exploration in a Nutshell.

Chapter 2: A Tour of the Universe.

Chapter 3: Yes, It’s Rocket (And Spacecraft) Science After All.

Chapter 4: The Life and Times of an Astronaut.

Chapter 5: Tragedies in Space.

Part II: The Great Space Race.

Chapter 6: A Small Beeping Sphere and the Dawn of the Space Age.

Chapter 7: What a Ride! The First People in Space.

Chapter 8: Sending Robots to the Moon.

Chapter 9: Man on the Moon: Project Apollo.

Chapter 10: Continued Lunar Exploration after Apollo 11.

Chapter 11: Going on a Grand Tour of the Solar System.

Chapter 12: The First Space Stations and the End of the Space Race.

Part III: Second-Generation Missions.

Chapter 13: The Space Shuttle and Mir Space Station: The Dawn of Modern Space Exploration.

Chapter 14 : Prime Time for the Space Shuttle: From the 1980s into the 21st Century.

Chapter 15: Revenge of the Red Planet: Successes and Failures in Mars Exploration.

Chapter 16: Exploring the Inner Solar System.

Chapter 17: Voyages to the Outer Solar System.

Part IV: Current Space Exploration.

Chapter 18: What a View! Telescopes in Space.

Chapter 19: A Symbol of Global Cooperation: The International Space Station.

Chapter 20: New Views of Mars in the New Millennium.

Part V: The Future of Space Exploration.

Chapter 21: More in Store: Upcoming Space Missions.

Chapter 22: Increasing Access to Space.

Chapter 23: Why Continue to Explore Space?

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Places to Look for Life beyond Earth.

Chapter 25: Ten Ways Space Travel Isn’t Like Television or the Movies.

Chapter 26: Ten Types of Everyday Items Brought to You Courtesy of NASA.

Index.

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