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Give Children the Gift of Rocket Science This Holiday Season

“It’s not rocket science” might be a phrase that is lost on future generations as the level of intricate, intelligent science becomes more and more attainable. When I hear the term “rocket science” it is always in comparison to something that I can actually do, you know, because who would understand rocket science? Andrew Radar’s newest book aims to educate the masses on the basic concepts. His target audience is children ages six to ten,  but don’t worry, he says that adults can learn a thing or two from it as well.

 

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Rader, a SpaceX aerospace engineer, splits the book into two different parts. The first explains how a rocket works, the reasoning behind the design, how it makes sense to “rocket stage,” which means stacking rockets on top of each other during takeoff and then separating in order to distribute weight properly, and how they land.

 

The second half of the book goes into the details of space exploration, which paths to take around our solar system and why, planetary exploration, and reveals some of the missions rockets have taken in the past. He believes that adults with no science background can apply these basic ideas to their lives in the future.

 

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Rader wrote two other children’s books titled, McLongneck’s Epic Space Adventure and Mars Rover Rescuewhich were both marketed towards children ages 5 and 6. He told, The Verge:

 

We wanted to catch that same group as they got older and keep them on that trajectory. Little kids love space and they naturally are interested in it, but older kids, they lose interest between the ages of six and 10, and eventually by 11 or 12 they don’t think space is cool anymore. So we wanted to keep interest going in that critical time period.

 

Professional graphic artist, Galen Frazer, illustrated 42 new educational pieces for the book. You can check those out below and also contribute to Rader’s Kickstarter Campaign to help fund the publication of the book. 

 

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Image Via Rocket Science/Andrew Rader/Galen Frazer

 

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