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Land-Sailing Venus Rover

Land-Sailing Venus Rover Venus may be called Earth’s “twin,” but conditions on Venus are far from welcoming for us...

Land-Sailing Venus Rover

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Venus may be called Earth’s “twin,” but conditions on Venus are far from welcoming for us Earthlings. Thick clouds, acid rain, and searing temperatures have kept space probes from visiting this hostile planet. But kids can read that all hope is not lost in Land-Sailing Venus Rover. Here, kids can read about scientist and science-fiction writer Geoffrey Landis as he plans to sail a spacecraft across the surface of Venus. In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program,...

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Laser-Sailing Starships

Laser-Sailing Starships Have you ever dreamed of visiting a distant planet or star? Even the closest stars are so far away...

Laser-Sailing Starships

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Have you ever dreamed of visiting a distant planet or star? Even the closest stars are so far away that a visit might seem impossible—but maybe not! With Laser-Sailing Starships, kids will learn how physicist Philip Lubin plans to create space probes that can sail to the stars on a beam of light! In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book features projects that represent bold new advances in space technology.

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Middle Grades Earth and Space Science

Middle Grades Earth and Space Science How many rings does Jupiter have? Will people live in outer space one day? Earth & Space Science...

Middle Grades Earth and Space Science

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How many rings does Jupiter have? Will people live in outer space one day? Earth & Space Science answers the questions that 6-8 graders are curious about. Students will have fun as they learn the coolest facts about Earth and space—and they will sharpen their skills as they do so!

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Printable Probes and Cosmic Confetti

Printable Probes and Cosmic Confetti What does it take to land a space probe safely on another planet? Would you need expensive...

Printable Probes and Cosmic Confetti

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What does it take to land a space probe safely on another planet? Would you need expensive parachutes or complicated rockets to keep the probe from crashing to the ground? In Printable Probes and Cosmic Confetti, kids will learn how engineer Kendra Short plans to land her space probes with ease by creating an entirely new type of computer. In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book features projects that are on the cutting edge of space science. ...

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Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail

Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail With today’s technology, reaching the edge of the solar system takes decades, partly because...

Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail

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With today’s technology, reaching the edge of the solar system takes decades, partly because rockets need fuel and heavy fuel slows down the rockets. Traveling without the weight of fuel would be faster, but what would the craft use to move forward? Kids can find the answers in Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail! They can read how NASA engineer Bruce Wiegmann plans to use solar wind to move his ship faster and farther into outer space. In collaboration with the NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts...

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Space Exploration

Space Exploration What lies far beyond Earth’s boundaries? What gives Mars its reddish color? This book provides kids...

Space Exploration

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What lies far beyond Earth’s boundaries? What gives Mars its reddish color? This book provides kids with the answers to these and other questions as it tours the history of human space exploration, from the earliest imaginings of space travel to recent missions that may reach beyond the solar system. Space Exploration provides information about the first people in space, space stations, the space shuttle, and missions to the moon, planets, and other bodies in the solar system.

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Squishy Fishy Robot Explorers

Squishy, Fishy Robot Explorers Water is an essential ingredient to all forms of life as we know it. Is it possible that there is...

Squishy, Fishy Robot Explorers

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Water is an essential ingredient to all forms of life as we know it. Is it possible that there is life in the icy ocean that covers Jupiter’s moon Europa? Find out in Squishy, Fishy Robot Explorers! Learn how engineering professor Mason Peck plans to create fishlike robots to explore distant and unknown body of water. In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book features projects on the cutting edge of space exploration and space technology!

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UFOs

UFO's The detailed drawings, vintage photographs, and easy-to-read text in UFO’s introduce young readers...

UFO's

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The detailed drawings, vintage photographs, and easy-to-read text in UFO’s introduce young readers to this fascinating topic. Diagrams, graphs, and charts help young learners understand the data scientists have collected, and then decide for themselves what UFO’s really are.

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Web-Spinning Space Spiders

Web-Spinning Space Spiders How can you launch a big spacecraft without using a big, expensive rocket? How would you overcome...

Web-Spinning Space Spiders

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How can you launch a big spacecraft without using a big, expensive rocket? How would you overcome gravity and protect scientific equipment during the bumpy launch? Kids can find out in Web-Spinning Space Spiders! Follow along and read how physicist and engineer Robert Hoyt plans to create spiderlike machines to construct spacecraft in orbit around Earth. In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book features projects that represent bold new advances in...

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Alien Cave Explorers

Alien Caves Have you ever explored a cave? What about a cave on Mars? With the book Alien Cave Explorers, young...

Alien Caves

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Have you ever explored a cave? What about a cave on Mars? With the book Alien Cave Explorers, young readers can meet engineer William “Red” Whittaker. He doesn’t know what might be in Martian caves. But he aims to find out! Kids can read how Whittaker plans to create a robot that can explore the unknown caves of the Red Planet. In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book feature projects that represent the cutting edge of modern space exploration.

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Asteroid-Harpooning Hitcher

Asteroid-Harpooning Hitcher Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to ride on an asteroid? What challenges would you...

Asteroid-Harpooning Hitcher

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Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to ride on an asteroid? What challenges would you have to overcome to catch an object moving so quickly so far out in space? In Asteroid-Harpooning Hitcher, young readers will learn how NASA engineer Masahiro Ono plans to harpoon a passing asteroid and hitch a ride into space. In collaboration with the NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book features some of the boldest projects ever developed in space technology.