Mission to Mars (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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9780060298074: Mission to Mars (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

In this century, humans will land on Mars and walk on the red planet. You may be one of those astronauts. What might you learn about Earth, our solar system, and the universe on a trip to Mars? Is there air on Mars? Is there water? Can anything grow there? Could people live there one day? In this book, you will find out how you will get to Mars, how you will explore the planet, and what you might discover there.

Landing on Mars will be the great adventure of the twenty-first century.

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Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.



True Kelley is the illustrator of many books in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

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Grade 2-3-The renowned science writer posthumously invites readers to set their sights on the high frontier by envisioning themselves as members of the first Mars Mission's crew. In its current configuration, the mission will involve departing from the International Space Station for multiple rendezvous with previously launched, unmanned vehicles, both in Mars orbit and on the planet's surface. Crew members will drill for water, watch for dust storms, experience both light gravity and severe cold, and, of course, explore. What will they find? The author makes a few suggestions based on what we already know about Mars, but also, "you will find things no one could have imagined. No one knows what may be discovered, and that is one of the main reasons why we want to go there." Along with a sprinkling of black-and-white and full-color photos, the illustrations mix clearly drawn schematics with scenes of crew members working busily inside the Mars Station or outside in heavy protective suits. An informative, inspirational introduction.
John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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