Above and beyond : NASA's journey to tomorrow

by Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Since NASA was established in 1958, it has landed rovers on distant planets and launched telescopes deep into space--all so that we can look back to the beginning of time.

Through stunning images provided by NASA and fascinating profiles and sidebars of lesser known contributors to the NASA program, young space fans will learn how NASA started, how it faced challenges along the way, how much it has achieved, and how it will continue to move forward in the future.

NASA's boundless curiosity and urge to explore lies at the heart of the human adventure. NASA rises to the urgent challenges we face, using its massive reach and expertise to find answers to vital questions like: How can we learn to live in a more extreme natural environment?

Inspired by Rory Kennedy's documentary of the same name (airing 10/2018), Above and Beyond aims to leave audiences hopeful and inspired about the future of our planet--and convinced that NASA is essential to our continued survival as we mark its important anniversaries and dream of new discoveries to come.

It's on
A look in the mirror
Separate and more than equal to the task
Losing luster
"Star wars" and seeing stars
World peace ... in space
Overcoming challenges
No more monkey business
Making impossible real
NASA and the environment
New visions, new voices
Living in space, journey to Mars ... and beyond.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "NASA had its sixtieth birthday this year, and this oversize tome traces its development from Explorer I, launched back in 1958, through the Mars Rover. The narrative develops in chronological order, with numerous detours for biographical profiles, detailed photo captions, sidebars, and "Fun Facts" (Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, began her space shuttle shifts with "Hailing frequencies open," a line made famous on Star Trek by the USS Enterprise's communications officer Lieutenant Uhura). Readers learn about daily life on the International Space Station, technological innovations, and international competition and cooperation, alongside reports on animal astronauts, space toys, and an entire chapter on the intersection of science fiction and hard fact (the question-and-answer format responds to queries such as, "Why is Darth Vader's breathing so weird?"). The book ends with a look to the future. Space nerds will be hooked; an extensive bibliography makes this a natural for report writers, and the format and generous artwork will attract browsers.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
Astronautics -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronautics -- United States -- History.
Publisher New York :Feiwel and Friends,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Kennedy, Rory, writer of introduction.
Language English
Notes "Discovery."
Description 153 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-150) and index.
ISBN 9781250308467
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