Space beyond our atmosphere has been the final frontier of exploration for the dreamers of this world for millennia. In just the last century, mankind has progressed beyond the bonds of gravity and made our way to into the heavens above our sky, and the journey has been a wild adventure! From the Great Space Race of the 1950s and 60s to the Space Shuttle explorations into recent years, children are captivated by the excitement of rocket science and astronauts! Whether your family is working through a short unit study, or meandering through the cosmos for several years, the books in this list will capture your children’s attention and imagination while inspiring a love of the extra-terrestrial.
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All About Space:
Covering everything from the planets in our solar system to the history of the various space programs, the books in this section are fantastic jumping-off points for your family’s space units.
Rocket and Space Science:
At the core of space exploration you have a desire to explore paired with rocket science! Rocket science, advanced mathematics, engineering, biological science, and many other disciplines all play a roll in separating people and objects from the gravitational pull of this Earth. Explore the science, the people, and the stories behind the big headlines of space exploration.
Adventures in Space:
Landing on the moon and spacewalks are just two of the adventures astronauts have experienced in space. Learn about how astronauts live and work in space with this set of fun books.
Who are the people brave and intelligent enough to strap into a space suit and blast off into space? Investigate the lives of aerospace greats like Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Scott Kelly, and many others with these fascinating stories.