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Ages: 8 to adult
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.
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.
"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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