Multcolib Homework Center Picks: NASA in space!

The Mighty Mars Rovers
The Mighty Mars Rovers The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity By Rusch, Elizabeth (Book - 2012 ) j 523.43 R951m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.

Cosmos By Sagan, Carl (Book - 1985 ) 520 S129c 1985 Available in some locations

Annotation:The best-selling science book ever published in the English language, COSMOS is a magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots, blending science and philosophy in a wholly energetic and irresistible way.

The Pluto Files
The Pluto Files The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet By Tyson, Neil deGrasse (Book - 2009 ) 523.4922 T994p 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Have you ever recived hate mail in crayon? Here is someone who has... Tyson's personal account of the exhibit controversy and of Pluto's 2006 demotion from planet to dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. Many who grew up learning that Pluto was a planet resisted the reclassification, and the discussion divided scientists and nonscientists alike.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration By Stott, Carole (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) j 629.4 S888s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Good for curious minds of all ages, this describes the rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

Apollo 13
Apollo 13 (DVD - 1999 ) DVD Drama APOLLO All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.

How NASA Learned to Fly in Space
How NASA Learned to Fly in Space An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions By Harland, David M. (Book - 2004 ) 629.45 H283h 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:NASA learned to fly in space in a time when the agency was young and lean, and had an explicit mandate of staggering audacity set against a tight deadline; in a time when the agency readily accepted risk, and made momentous decisions 'on the run'. Apollo claimed the glory, but it was Gemini that 'stretched the envelope' of spaceflight to make going to the Moon feasible.

NASA's Voyager Missions
NASA's Voyager Missions Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond By Evans, Ben (Book - 2004 ) 919.9204 E9245n 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the 1960s, scientists discovered that we were heading toward a once-in-176-year opportunity to fly by all the planets with a single spacecraft, starting in the mid-1970s. This grand tour was never mounted, but the incredibly successful Voyager mission fulfilled many of its objects. Space writer Evans and space historian Harland tell the story of the exploration of the outer planets.

NASA/art 50 Years of Exploration By Dean, James D. (Book - 2008 ) 758.9629 D281n 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Artists, like astronauts, are constantly probing into the unknown. It is fitting that, shortly after the establishment of NASA in 1958, the NASA Art Program was created on the principle that artists are uniquely equipped to interpret and document the experience of space exploration.

NASA's First 50 Years
NASA's First 50 Years Historical Perspectives (Book - 2010 ) 629.40973 N243 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:On 29 July 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which became operational on 1 October of that year. Over the next 50 years, NASA achieved a set of spectacular feats and we saw their home planet from a new perspective, with unforgettable Apollo images of Earthrise and the "Blue Marble," as well as the "pale blue dot" from the edge of the solar system.

Throat By Nelson, R. A. (Book - 2011 ) y NELSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:An unusual teen vampire takes shelter at a NASA facility while trying to take down the evil vampires threatening her family. She has the help of a local guy all the while trying to avoid being found out by NASA staff.

When We Left Earth
When We Left Earth The NASA Missions (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 629.45 WHEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Since the dawn of mankind, we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered.. Now join the heroic men and women who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken - the quest to reach out beyond Earth.

NASA's Contributions to Aeronautics
NASA's Contributions to Aeronautics (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) 629.130973 N243 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Since its creation, NASA has steadily advanced flight within the atmosphere, repeatedly influencing aviation's evolution. This two volume set examines this history of invention at NASA and its predecessor NACA.

NASA (Book - 2012 ) 629.40973 N241g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Opposing Viewpoints looks at the issues and future of NASA from budgets to who should have received a Space Shuttle.


We dream of the stars and talk across the globe on our smart phones, thanks in part to NASA. Here is a look at where we've been, where we are going, and of course some vampires.


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