None of humanity’s great achievements in space exploration would be possible without the work of the scientists who built those amazing rockets that blasted us into the heavens. This captivating resource about human accomplishments in rocket science covers the history of rocketry since the advent of rocket-powered missiles, as well as today’s triumphs and our hopes for the future. Straightforward explanations of the science behind multi-stage rockets, liquid propellants, and sounding rockets are included. Sidebars cover pioneers in rocket science, challenges and setbacks in the field, and advice for pursuing a career in rocket science.
Series: From Earth to the Stars
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1260
ISBN: 9781680486759 (Print) 9781680486766 (E-book)