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eBook Space Race: Project Mercury, 1st Edition

  • John Hamilton Ph.D., DABT
  • Published By: Abdo & Daughters
  • ISBN-10: 1532171587
  • ISBN-13: 9781532171581
  • DDC: 629.454097
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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About

Overview

This title will explore the beginnings of the Space Race, including the development and launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. America’s response was Project Mercury, run by the newly formed NASA. With its goal of putting astronauts into Earth orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard, and the other Mercury 7<\Q> astronauts. Will also examine animals in space, and the parallel space exploration programs of the Soviet Union, including the efforts of rocket designer Sergei Korolev. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Project Mercury.
2: The Mercury 7.
3: The Mercury Spacecraft.
4: Animals in Space.
5: Vuri Gagarin.
6: Freedom 7.
7: Kennedy's Challenge.
8: Liberty Bell 7.
9: Friendship 7.
10: Mercury Spacesuits.
11: Aurora 7.
12: Human Computers.
13: Sigma 7.
14: Faith 7.
Timeline.
Glossary.
Online Resources.
Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Hamilton

John D. Hamilton earned a M.Sc. degree at McGill University and a Ph.D. in toxicology at the University of Cincinnati. Previously Dr. Hamilton was involved with product risk assessment as a group leader in environmental toxicology and ecological risk assessment at Rohm & Haas Company. He provided modeling, risk assessment and pollution prevention support to product development teams at Rohm & Haas. He is now a Research Associate involved in research and development for S.C. Johnson Wax...Roger Sutcliffe..Contributors:.Bob Boethling, US EPA.Vincent Nabholtz, US EPA.Krzysztof M. Jop, Science Applications International Corporation.Jon Doi, Roy F. Weston, Inc..University.Michael A. Cole, University of Illinois.Larry A. Lyons and Stephen R. Vasconcellos, Betz Laboratories, Inc..