Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Space Race: The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and Beyond

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Book Review - Space Race: The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and Beyond

Space Race: The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and Beyond

About the Book

Celebrate man's historic landing on the Moon!

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is fast approaching, and this book explores and celebrates the incredible technology and trailblazing scientists that took humans to the stars. This comprehensive and richly illustrated guide tells the awe-inspiring story of space exploration, from the race for rockets and putting a man on the moon, to the International Space Station, life on Mars, finding a habitable planet, and life beyond our solar system. Download the FREE interactive app to watch NASA videos on the page and explore 360-degree models of groundbreaking spacecraft in high definition.

Here are the Augmented Reality (AR) extras you get with the FREE App!

Three Computer Graphics (CG) models:

  • International Space Station
  • Curiosity Rover
  • Apollo Lunar Module

Plus 11 videos totaling almost 20 minutes of footage:

  1. Explorer 1: America's First Satellite
  2. Jack King's Apollo 11 Launch Commentary
  3. Upside Down, Inside Out: John Glenn Recalls Astronaut Training on the Gimbal Rig
  4. July 20,1969: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  5. Astronauts on Skylab
  6. STS-129 Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver Sped Up
  7. NASA ScienceCasts: The Power of Studying Combustion on the ISS
  8. Voyager 2 at Triton
  9. Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overview
  10. Send Your Name to the Sun with Parker Probe
  11. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS): How Winking Stars Point Us to Distant Worlds

My Take on the Book
This is a great book that allows you to explore all aspects of the space race. You can go back in time to explore the beginning days, but you also can see what is happening now. My daughter loved that the book is much more than a book that you read but instead there are videos and augmented reality resources as well that make the book so much fun for any child that loves outer space!

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