2 Lift Off
3 Outer Space
4 Landing on the Moon
5 The Return
6 Touring Mission Control: Johnson Space Center
7 Advances in Flight
8 Montana Rocket Club
9 The Fastest Man on Earth: Dr. John Stapp
10 Space Future: MacDonald Observatory
JOURNEY TO THE MOON... AND BEYOND
An authentic BackPax Book and AudioJourney for children 8+
Downloadable eBook and MP3
This authentic journey to the moon and US space sites features actual NASA communications between orbiting astronauts and Mission Control; a visit to the Johnson Space Center, and a children's rocket club in Montana.
BOOK (not a read-along)
full-color magazine-format eBook
From ancient times, people have cast their eyes skyward and attempted to decode the language of the stars. Some -- fueled by the most outrageous of ideas -- even dared dream a journey to the moon and beyond. How humans finally made that journey is a story of inventors and their inventions from ancient times into the present. Explore technologies, ancient and new, without which the journey could never have happened: the Africans who created the 12-month 365 day calendar; the Greeks who first observed the earth's movement around the sun; the Chinese who launched the first-known rocket in 1232 AD; the Incas of Peru whose temple, Machu Picchu, led the way as an observatory; the women of science -- like Maria Mitchell -- who pioneered astro-photography in the 19th century. "The Technology of Magic," excerpts from early sci-fi turned sci-fact, astronomical mind-bogglers, a state-by-state guide to space exploration, planetariums, museums and more.
35-minute live-action audio recorded live on-location in Texas, Florida, Montana, and Outer Space! Produced in cooperation with NASA
Turn on your audio player and fasten your seat belts. Our mission is a Journey to the Moon... and Beyond. From launch to Neal Armstrong's historic landing on the moon. Glimpse a view of our earthly home planet from the stars. Return, re-entry, and splashdown with actual NASA astronauts and Mission Control as your guide. Back on earth, tour Houston's Johnson Space Center, McDonald Observatory, a children's rocket club in Montana that launches its own rockets, and meet the "fastest man on earth." Travel through time the way astronomers do - by reaching for the stars.
First known rocket: "Chinese soldier launches fire-arrow" (1232 AD) Photo Credit: NASA