Multcolib Homework Center Picks: NASA in space!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.