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Great Moments in Space Exploration
  • Authored by: Peter Jedicke
  • From the Series: Scientific American
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9046-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 500
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 72


Looking back at the creation and accelerated development of the space race between the U.S. and former Soviet Union, Great Moments in Space Exploration profiles the intrepid American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who boldly ventured where none had gone before. It also offers current facts on the most recent developments in space technology, including those involving international cooperation among countries.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Peter Jedicke is a professor at Fanshawe College, a past president of the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and the author of numerous science books for children, including Cosmology: Exploring the Universe, SETI: The Search for Alien Intelligence, and Scientific American’s The Big Idea.

Reviews and Awards

“…an excellent book for students who are starting research papers…This easy-to-read, fact-filled book will motivate students toward further research…provides young readers with compelling facts and a high-quality historical overview.”
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