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Mighty Mission Machines

From Rockets to Rovers

by Dave Williams & Loredana Cunti

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published: April 2018
ISBN:9781773210131
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Check out the amazing machines that make space travel possible.
From the spaceship itself to the wrench needed to make in-flight repairs, machines of every kind are the backbone of space travel. In this, the third book in the Dr. Dave Astronaut series, the former NASA astronaut takes readers on a tour of the incredible equipment that allows humans to travel, live, and work in space:
Kids will be fascinated to find out:

·         How spacecraft have evolved from the 1960s to today

·         How rockets power the spacecraft for liftoff—and enable it to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere

·         All the equipment a spacesuit contains—including a TV camera 

·         How Robonaut, the on-board robot on the ISS, works and contributes to missions

With its focus on technology and engineering, this book is a must-have addition to any STEM studies. Lots of photos and humorous illustrations make this an entertaining way to get kids interested in the nuts and bolts of space travel today and into the future.

About the Authors

Dave Williams

Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, and CEO. The former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA, he has flown to space twice, once on the space shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavor, logging over thirteen million kilometres in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks. He has lived and worked on the world’s only undersea research habitat and is the recipient of five honourary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. Williams lives in Oakville with his wife, Cathy, two kids, Evan and Olivia, and nephew, Theo. Connect with him on Twitter @AstroDaveMD.

 
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Loredana Cunti is the author of To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space and Go for Liftoff!: How to Train Like an Astronaut. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Awards
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

“The text is brief and easy to understand, and the photos are fascinating and invite a close look.” —School Library Journal, 03/18

— School Library Journal

“Apt fodder for eager young prospective space travelers.” —Kirkus Reviews, 02/03/18

— Kirkus Reviews

“The text is brief and easy to understand, and the photos are fascinating and invite a close look.” —School Library Journal, 03/18

— School Library Journal

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