Mars Exploration / 1960–2016

By Megan Noel
Picture Books

For centuries, humankind has been fascinated by the bright red spot in the sky that is Mars, one of our nearest spatial neighbors. The red planet was discovered in the night skies more than 4,000 years ago and since then has inspired multiple generations with dreams of space exploration and life on other planets. Discover the ongoing scientific journey to photograph and explore this mysterious planet and, perhaps someday, to land the first human being on its cratered surface.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful Space Science Unit Study.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Period 20th Century, 21st Century
Genre Nonfiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 2 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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