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Space Flight: Crossing the Last Frontier
Jason Richie ©2002


  • 144 pages
  • 87 black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-77-9
  • $21.95







“An excellent and highly recommended instructional reference to the wonders and science of modern space exploration.”
—Children’s Bookwatch

Meet the space innovators in this book, including Robert Goddard, the father of American rocketry; Sergei Korolev, chief designer of Soviet rockets and spacecraft during the space race of the 1950s and 60s; Wernher von Braun, who designed the rockets for NASA’s Mercury and Apollo programs; Maxim Faget, the engineer of the Mercury capsule and Apollo spacecraft; John Houbolt, the driving force behind the method used to reach the Moon; Dale Reed, whose work helped in designing the space shuttle; and William Pickering, who oversaw development of America’s first space and planetary probes, including Explorer 1, and the Mariner probes sent to Venus and Mars.