Author(s): Ian Graham
The perfect, accessible and interactive guide to rockets and their role in space exploration, with a full-scale model rocket to build included.
With this unique interactive guide to space rockets, you'll build a model of the mighty Saturn V and learn fascinating facts about space and all kinds of spacecraft.
Build a Rocket is the perfect guide to rockets and their role in space exploration. Using the Saturn V rocket as an exciting introduction, it provides a spectacular guide to rocketry and space travel. Building a model of the Saturn V, and slotting each of the parts into place, gives you a unique, hands-on understanding of space rocket engineering.
Which astronauts reached a record-breaking speed of 40,300 km/h?
Which planet weighs so little it would float in water?
Discover the answers to these questions and more as you build the Saturn V rocket!
Ian Graham is the joint winner of the 2012 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize for the best book that communicates science to young people. He was shortlisted in 2014 for the Educational Writers' Award in the UK.