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, this book features projects that are on the horizons of space exploration.
In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, World Book has created Out of This World—an exclusive series where kids with a 6th through 8th grade primary reading level can explore the next frontiers of space. Discover alien caves; hitchhike to asteroids, and more in this easy-to-read series about complex space science topics. Stunning imagery and interactive activities round out these books that will entice and challenge readers of all ages. The Out of This World series features new NASA projects to develop bold new advances in space technology.
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