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Carlisle,Rodney P.Exploring space / Rodney P. Carlisle.p.cm. — (Discovery and exploration)Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 0-8160-5265-41. Astronautics—Juvenile literature. 2. Outer Space—Exploration—Juvenileliterature. [1. Astronautics. 2. Outer Space—Exploration.] I. Title. II. Series.TL793.C363 2004629.42003026640Facts On File books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk quantities for businesses,associations,institutions,or sales promotions.Pleasecall our Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755. Youcan find Facts On File on the World Wide Web athttp://www.factsonfile.comText design by Erika K. ArroyoCover design by Kelly ParrMaps and diagrams by Sholto AinsliePrinted in the United States of America VB FOF 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1This book is printed on acid-free paper.
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