eBook Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307427
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307425
  • DDC: 520.92
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind’s understanding of the universe. These individuals include earthbound theorists such as Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galileo, as well as those who put their lives on the line travelling into the great unknown. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and yet to come.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Eudoxus of Cnidus.
2: Aristotle.
3: Aristarchus of Samos.
4: Hipparchus.
5: Ptolemy.
6: Copernicus, Nicolaus.
7: Brahe, Tycho.
8: Galileo.
9: Kepler, Johannes.
10: Cassini, Gian Domenico.
11: Huygens, Christiaan.
12: Newton, Isaac.
13: Halley, Edmond.
14: Herschel, William.
15: Lapalace, Pierre-Simon.
16: Herschel, John.
17: Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin.
18: Goddard, Robert H..
19: Hubble, Edwin Powell.
20: Oberth, Hermann.
21: Oort, Jan Hendrik.
22: Kuiper, Gerard Peter.
23: Braun, Wernher Von.
24: Allen, James A. Van.
25: Glenn, Jr John H..
26: Shepard, Jr Alan B..
27: Aldrin, Buzz.
28: Armstrong, Neil.
29: Young, John W..
30: Collins, Michael.
31: White, Edward H. II.
32: Gagarin, Yury.
33: Leonov, Aleksey Arkhipovich.
34: Thereshkova, Valentina.
35: Crippen, Robert Laurel.
36: Mcauliffe, Christa Corrigan.
37: Ride, Sally.
38: Conclusion.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.