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A multifaceted reference booklet for the twenty first century, the Answer Book will fascinate with updated, authoritative, and without end fascinating information regarding the realm this day. From earth sciences to astronomy, from weather and habitats to human arts and cultures, from historical heritage to state-of-the-art know-how, and together with short descriptions, flags, and records of all of the international locations of the realm, it can provide precisely the type of quick-dip info that smooth readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, pictures, illustrations—some six hundred photographs in all—combine with countless numbers of quick evidence and brief items at the humans, areas, flora and fauna, climate, heritage, and present occasions that subject in our international this day. National Geographic solution Book is an important reference for college, a convenient source on the workplace, and a superb pick-up-and browse better half at domestic.

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In 1957 a Soviet rocket introduced the 1st synthetic satellite tv for pc, Sputnik I, into house. the USA answered with Explorer I the subsequent 12 months. as soon as satellites have been winning, it was once just a brief wait until eventually the 1st manned flight into area happened. quite a few animals, from mice to canine to a chimp, have been enlisted for initial assessments. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin edged out American astronauts together with his pathbreaking release in 1961. Inaugurating the Apollo application in 1961, the USA took the lead within the moon race in 1969, touchdown Apollo I I there on July 20. The U. S. continues to be the only kingdom to have comprehensive manned extraterrestrial landings. FOR extra evidence ON contemporary INVESTIGATIONS & EXPLORATION on this planet MARS see area Exploration: Collaboration. bankruptcy 2, PAGES 74-5 + THE historical past OF THE chilly struggle see chilly conflict 1945-1991. bankruptcy 7, PAGES 316-7 :::l .... =sIt) three o o :::l a. . ,c: ~. ~ Q. zero' WHAT DOES IT suggest TO BE AN ASTRONAUT? In 1959 seven handpicked pilots turned the 1st U. s. astronauts, or "star sailors. " before everything, all have been to be certified try out pilots. specialist scientists have been incorporated in 1965, and extra joined while NASA all started the distance go back and forth application in 1978. ladies and minorities have been additionally further to the roster, finally commanding travel flights. The U. s. area application now has greater than 100 energetic astronauts. Astronauts' tasks comprise strolling in area, flying the travel, and developing the foreign area Station. in addition they behavior experiments, make observations, hold and service apparatus, and give a contribution to the layout and trying out of latest area autos. In 2 hundred I deepest citizen Dennis Tito paid a stated $20 million to board a Russian spacecraft for a "vacation" that integrated a remain aboard the overseas house Station. The U. s. and Russian area firms seek advice from area travelers as "spaceflight members. " seventy three » z Ul ~ m ;;D OJ o oA Ul "1J » n m m X "1J ,- o ;;D ~ o z YURI GAGARIN I FIRST INTO area Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) used to be the 1st man or woman to trip in area whilst he effectively accomplished a unmarried orbit in a one-man area pill, Vostok I. The son of a chippie, Gagarin joined the Soviet Air strength in 1955. years later his nation, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, introduced Sputnik, the world's first communications satellite tv for pc. Gagarin's old spaceflight came about on April 12, 1961. introduced from Kazakhstan, his craft reached a velocity of 17,000 miles an hour and a distance of 187 miles above Earth. Vostok I orbited Earth as soon as; the flight lasted 108 mins. even if Gagarin was once scheduled for extra spaceflights, he died in a jet crash in 1968. His Russian birthplace now bears his identify. ":OR extra -ACTS at the BIOGRAPHY OF AN ASTRONAUT see area Exploration: Collaboration. bankruptcy 2, web page seventy five + THE LAYERS OF GASES SURROUNDING EARTH see Earth's surroundings, bankruptcy three, PAGES 104-5 COLLABORATION seventy four w V> a: w > Z :J w I I- o five I- he foreign area Station (ISS) is an international collaboration in house engineering and expertise and the biggest medical cooperative application in heritage.

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