Final Frontier: Voyages into Outer Space

Book Final Frontier: Voyages into Outer Space

Book details

- By: David Owen(Author)
- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:128
- Publisher: Firefly Books (September 1, 2004)
- Bestsellers rank: 4
- Category: Teen & Young Adult
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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.

Grade 5-9 - An interesting and attractive, but inconsistent, history of space exploration. Outstanding full-color photos supplement the generally readable text, which covers the development of rocketry, early satellites, and the manned space programs, exploration of the solar system and deep-space probes, the space shuttle, spin-offs of space technology, and future possibilities. International in scope, the historical passages present the chronological development of and competition between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. space programs. A few passages, such as the description of the Apollo-Soyuz flight and the eventual fate of stars, are superficial. Frequent carelessness leads to several errors: the caption of a photo showing two men claims it is a picture of the single-seat Vostok 2; a graphic with a world map is printed backwards; and, most significantly, the description of the difference between rockets and jets seriously misinterprets Newton's Third Law of Motion. This book's potential value is unfortunately compromised by its flaws. - Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The text is lean and pithy, the explanations simple but not patronizing, and even adults will find themselves leafing through the gorgeous illustrations. (Raymond Puffer Kliatt)This is an attractive book. The layout, with many awe-inspiring photos, grabs the reader's attention. The photos combined with an informative, well-written text should make this a popular book with young readers. (Thomas F. Chambers Canadian Materials)Plethora of knowledge about the space industry... excellent photos of space equipment, events and technology... a "must have" for any space enthusiast's personal library. (Gail Lennon Resource Links)A fine one-volume compilation of space efforts... sure to have wide use by space enthusiasts and for research in the science curriculum. (Douglas K. Dillon Library Media Connection)

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