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How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon

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How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? by Barbara J. Davis Science and Curriculum Consultant: Debra Voege, M.A., Science Curriculum Resource Teacher SpacecraftFNL.indd 1 8/10/09 4:42:02 PM Science in the Real World: How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? Copyright © 2010 by Infobase Publishing All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage
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  How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? by Barbara J. Davis Science and Curriculum Consultant: Debra Voege, M.A., Science Curriculum Resource Teacher   Science in the Real World: How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? Copyright © 2010 by Infobase PublishingAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. For information contact: Chelsea ClubhouseAn imprint of Chelsea House Publishers132 West 31st StreetNew York NY 10001Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataDavis, Barbara J. How does a spacecraft reach the moon? / by Barbara J. Davis; science and curriculum consultant, Debra Voege. p. cm. — (Science in the real world) Includes index. ISBN 978-1-60413-470-4 1. Space flight—Juvenile literature. 2. Astronautics—Juvenile literature. 3. Aerospace engineering—Juvenile literature. I. Title. II. Series. TL793.D37376 2010 629.43’53—dc22 2009012925Chelsea Clubhouse books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk quantities for businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please call our Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755. You can find Chelsea Clubhouse on the World Wide Web at http://www.chelseahouse.comDeveloped for Chelsea House by RJF Publishing LLC (www.RJFpublishing.com)Text and cover design by Tammy West/Westgraphix LLCIllustrations by Spectrum Creative Inc.Photo research by Edward A. Thomas Index by Nila GlikinPhoto Credits: 4, 29: NASA; 8, 22, 24: NASA-HQ-GRIN; 14: Schiller Schiller/Photolibrary; 15: North Wind Picture Archives/Photolibrary; 18: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Service optique CSG and European Space Agency; 20, 21: NASA-JSC; 23: © Chris Howes/Wild Places Photography/Alamy; 25: NASA-MSFC; 28: Getty Images. Printed and bound in the United States of AmericaBang RJF 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1This book is printed on acid-free paper.All links and Web addresses were checked and verified to be correct at the time of publication. Because of the dynamic nature of the Web, some addresses and links may have changed since publication and may no longer be valid.  5   Table of Contents Destination: The Moon ............................................4Motion Is Relative ...................................................6Speed .......................................................................8Acceleration ..........................................................10Forces .....................................................................12Inertia ....................................................................14Gravity ...................................................................16Friction ..................................................................18Mass and Payload .................................................20Action and Reaction .............................................22Engines Big and Small ..........................................24Fueling Moon Flights .............................................2650 Years of Moon Shots .........................................28Glossary .................................................................30To Learn More .......................................................31Index ......................................................................32 Words that are defined in the Glossary are in bold  type the first time they appear in the text.
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