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Author Rosa, Jeff de la, author.
Title Meet NASA inventor Bruce Wiegmann and his team's solar-wind-riding electric sail / writer, Jeff De La Rosa.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois : World Book, Inc., [2017]
book jacket
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Descript 48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Series Out of this world
Out of this world (World Book)
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.6 1 1 192892
Summary "A volume explaining engineer Bruce Wiegmann's plan to create a space craft that will harness the power of solar wind to propel itself towards the edge of the solar system"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 5-11.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The solar wind -- The edge of the solar system -- Changes in the heliosphere -- Reaching the heliopause -- The need for speed -- Inventor feature: building a dream -- Electric repulsion -- Big idea: an invisible sail -- Inventor feature: basic research -- Protons and electrons -- Longer wires -- Big idea: spinning the spacecraft -- Inventor feature: inspired by industry -- Electric sail vs. solar sail -- Inventor feature: other interests -- Big idea: keep it simple! -- Outside the ecliptic -- Pushing back the boundaries -- Bruce Wiegmann and his team.
Subject Wiegmann, Bruce -- Juvenile literature.
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems -- Juvenile literature.
Solar sails -- Juvenile literature.
Solar wind -- Juvenile literature.
Aerospace engineering -- Juvenile literature.
Spine Ti Solar-wind-riding electric sail
Cover Ti Solar-wind-riding electric sail with NASA inventor Burce Wiegmann
ISBN 9780716661627 (hardcover)
0716661624 (hardcover)
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