Stargazers of all ages will find fascination in this jumbo-sized journey, which ranges from ancient myths about the heavens to the thrilling reality of rockets and shuttles. More than 100 illustrations — including 22 giant, double-page spreads of the constellations — offer hours of coloring fun.
Venture off to the moon to watch the "earthrise" overhead, and fly through the clouds of Venus to radar-map the planet's surface. Follow the milestones of space exploration, including the tense Space Race between the United States and the former Soviet Union, the drama of the first men in space and on the moon, and the triumph of the first female astronaut. Discover all 22 of the major constellations and their principal stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Each picture features an informative, fact-filled caption.