Rockets

Rockets Run Slideshow

Flight. It’s been on people’s mind since the days of Icarus. Thanks to scientists and the problem-solving efforts of engineers, rockets have been one of the ways to make that dream come true. Hold onto your hat for this amazing ride — starting with rocket-propelled ejector seats, fireworks, and personal watercraft. Kids will want to dwell in a close-up look at Falcon Heavy, one of the newest and most powerful reusable rockets of all time. Dramatic images reveal rarely seen details about the capsule and engines of this remarkable craft. Kids who wonder about why rockets have the size and shape they do and what an astronaut’s launch experience is will find answers to these frequently asked questions.

Budding historians will be more than satisfied with the highly graphical treatment of ancient and modern rockets while those interested in the people-side of rocketry will want to dive into the profiles of the world’s courageous space travelers — American and foreign, successes and failures. This awesome ride concludes with a peek into the future — rockets launched, not from Earth, but from space; a space-based outpost or stopping place; plasma-fueled rockets potentially capable of making the trip to Mars in less than six weeks instead of eight months. Kids’ imaginations will soar with the possibilities within their lifetime.

Flight. It’s been on people’s mind since the days of Icarus. Thanks to scientists and the problem-solving efforts of engineers, rockets have been one of the ways to make that ...
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