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Projects: Space

by Judith Viorst

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Pub year: 1962

Cover price: 45¢


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Book detail for Projects: Space

Cover tagline

The story of space exploration by the United States, accompanied by detailed reports on fascinating student projects in Space Age science.

Back cover text

Astronaut, escape velocity, aeronomy, astrionics, ecological system, countdown, space platform

...these and many others are new words and concepts in the language of space. How will they affect our lives now and in the future? How can you prepare to contribute to the exploration of space?

Projects: Space is designed for the student and amateur scientist interested in reading about, experimenting and sharing in space research experiences.

Written by Science Service with the technical cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this book presents in exciting detail present and future projects in the United States' worldwide space program ... and shows how students and amateur scientists have become actively engaged in creative space science projects.

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Interior text

NASA came into being as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by a 1958 Act of Congress which authorized this new civilian agency to direct all non-military aeronautics and space activities — "It is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of mankind." Discovery of the Van Allen belts, photographing of continent-wide cloud formations — all the recent and astonishing discoveries in atmosphere and space have been made under the auspices of NASA. NASA scientists have checked this book thoroughly for accuracy and fact and, therefore, have approved its publication under NASA auspices.

Science Service is the Institution for The Popularization of Science organized in 1921 as a non-profit corporation. Its trustees are nominated by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the E.W. Scripps Estate, and the Journalistic Profession. Science Service is responsible for the famous science fairs held throughout the United States, the National Science Fair-international, and the Science Talent Search. Science News Letter, a non-technical magazine covering current developments in all the sciences, is perhaps its publication most familiar to students and the general public.