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Author Pohlen, Jerome, author.
Title The Apollo missions for kids : the people and engineering behind the race to the moon : with 21 activities / Jerome Pohlen.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2019]
book jacket
 Mashpee-Children's Coll.  J 629.45 POH     AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 28 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-146) and index.
Contents The challenge -- It is rocket science -- Moongazing -- Project Gemini -- The face of the moon -- How big was the Saturn V? -- Orbital mechanics made easy -- Tragedy and triumph -- Frozen rocket -- How big was the command module? -- Eat like an astronaut -- To the moon and back -- Design a mission patch -- How far away is the moon? -- Forearm at 7 Gs -- Thin skin -- The eagle has landed -- Google the moon -- Casting shadows -- Assemble a personal preference kit -- Space art -- "Houston, we've had a problem" -- 3-D rocks -- Moon trees -- What would you weigh? -- The science missions -- Feather drop -- Making craters.
Summary "The story behind the historic race to the moon, from the perspective of the Americans who lived it--the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Project Apollo (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Space flight to the moon -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Related To Online version: Pohlen, Jerome, author. Apollo missions for kids Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2019] 9780912777184 (DLC) 2019012008
ISBN 9780912777177 (trade pbk. edition : alk. paper)
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