The Dream Is Alive: The Flight of Discovery Aboard the Space Shuttle (Imax/Smithsonian Wide World Series)

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9780060218133: The Dream Is Alive: The Flight of Discovery Aboard the Space Shuttle (Imax/Smithsonian Wide World Series)

Describes the experiences of those who ride in the NASA space shuttle, including the sensation of weightlessness, the ways they eat and bathe, and the special exercises performed in space.

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Grade 4-6-- Based on the gigantic-screen IMAX film of the same name, this oversized, handsome book takes a look at our space-shuttle program, capturing the drama and excitement of space travel. Using a 1984 mission as her springboard, Embury launches into a lively, specific, and up-to-date discussion of shuttle history, technology, and use; the care and feeding of astronauts; the problem of orbital debris; how the film was made; and related topics--including the obligatory mention of the "vomit comet" and a detailed, long-overdue description of the shuttle toilet. Plenty of excellent quality full-page photographs from the film and other sources highlight a well-chosen selection of brightly colored illustrations. The book concludes with a spread of commemorative postage stamps and an essay on how the shuttles were named. A fine introduction to the subject, shorter than Sally Ride's To Space and Back (Lothrop, 1986), but as well thought out and as visually attractive. --John Peters, New York Public Library
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