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The Story of Space: Probes to the Planets

Steve Parker

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The Story of Space, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Prose: non-fiction, Space (Children's / Teenage)

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From early pioneers of space travel to potential missions of the future - the story of humans in space makes for fascinating reading.

Every planet in our solar system and some of the moons and other space objects have been visited by at least one probe and in the future, more probes and craft will visit these worlds in our endeavour to learn about space and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Some probes, such at the Verena 13 probe that landed on Venus, were designed to last just a few minutes. Others, such as the Voyager probes, are still sending data back to Earth from far out towards the edge of our Solar System. Each probe is designed to do a unique job and this book reveals the genius of their design.

Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

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Steve Parker

After leaving corporate life, Steve Parker opened an award-winning cheese shop, delicatessen and wine bar in South West London. He has judged national and international food and drink competitions, including the World Cheese Awards, the British Cheese Awards and the Independent Wine Merchant Awards, and has featured in industry publications including Speciality Food Magazine, Wine Merchant, Decanter and Off Licence News. He now organises corporate and private food and drink tasting events and is a professional speaker on his favourite subjects of cheese and wine. This is his first book.

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