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$19.95 (Win95/98.Mac) (Retail) (SPACEVHDR)

Sumeria

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Ages: 8 to adult

Ratings:

4.8 from SuperKids

A Visual History of Manned Spaceflight

Space: A Visual History of Manned Spaceflight is the definitive multimedia almanac of American space missions. Over one and a half hours of narrated QuickTime movies feature the best of NASA's film archive. Original text by author Anthony R. Curtis includes such topics as space-based science experiments, life in zero gravity, mission histories, satellite deployment, and future space stations. Full text-search capability, time lines, and movie indexes put a wealth of information at your fingertips. The public-domain movies are yours to use in any presentation, report, or multimedia application.

Highlights of the major American missions include the first orbit of the Earth, the first space walk, the first man on the Moon, and the first woman in space.

Full-color video and original text cover everything from the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project to eating and sleeping in space.

Interactive time lines let you listen to mission sound bites, or jump to a page for more information. Hear Armstrong's famous "one small step..." proclamation, then see him do it.

Full search capability lets you navigate the wealth of textual information. Search for keywords, phrases, compound terms, and wild cards.

Requirements:

IBM-compatible - CPU with 386/33MHz or higher processor, 6MB of RAM, DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1, VGA+ display (256 colors or better at 640x480 resolution), sound card, CD-ROM drive with a sustained transfer rate of 150 Kbps or better.

Macintosh - System 7.0, 6MB of RAM, 13-inch monitor (256 colors or better), CD-ROM drive with a sustained transfer rate of 150 Kbps or better.

Reviews:

SuperKids

"Space is something between an encylopedia and a history book -- call it (as the publisher does) an almanac. This means that some areas are covered in depth, while others are passed over at the 50,000 foot level. For example, did you know that a spider can spin a web in zero-gravity? An experiment on the Shuttle proved that they can. On the other hand, little is shown of the initial Mercury flights, other than Alan Shepard's first flight, and John Glenn's first orbital flight. Regardless, Space provides an excellent visual introduction to, and overview of, the history of the American manned space program."

"The creators of Space wisely decided to allow the material they used to provide the spice of the program. No fancy animations, no cutesy characters -- and it works. This program is appealing to students interested in space, and based on our testing, was also popular with baby-boomer parents and teachers who remembered watching the race to the moon as it happened."

 


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