|Revolutionary robots in space (Alternator Books. Cosmos Chronicles)|
Author: Thomas, Rachael L.
Learn all about how robots are used in outer space straight from space experts.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2019 Part of the Cosmos Chronicles series (4 titles), this volume explores the role of robots in space exploration—they beat humans to the surface of the moon by 10 years, after all. After explaining how robots are essential when facing such space conditions as extreme temperatures and cosmic radiation, which would kill humans, the straighforward text uses double-page spreads to introduce historic space robots, from the Sputnik satellite and Mars Curiosity rover to the spacewalk arm and humanlike Robonaut 2, both aboard the International Space Station. From here, the book turns to the future and robot development, exploring special considerations in the planning process and how these bots will be used in space. Numerous color photos help reveal the variety and breadth of these amazing space technologies. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.