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How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? (Science in the Real World)

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The Moon is very far from Earth. Yet, scientists have been able to get satellites, shuttles, and other spacecraft into space and a few manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon?" reveals the science behind propulsion and the energy it takes to get large craft into space. Colorful photographs and illustrations, complemented by real-world examples, will ignite young readers' interest in space and the vehicles humans use to visit there.

The temperature is perfect. The surface on the half-pipe is smooth. There’s a nice breeze at your back. You’re thinking this is going to be a really cool run on your skateboard. As you zip along the ramps, you notice a big full Moon starting to rise above the skate park’s lights. You have a quick thought about how much fun it would be to skateboard to the Moon. But skateboards have nothing to do with the Moon, do they?

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Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skeptical
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