In this post we will see a children’s book on experiments on space travel titled Space Adventures in Your Home by F. Rabiza
Space Adventures in Your Home will help you perform experiments on your own. Of course, this book deals not with the outer space, it is concerned with projects involving phenomena relating to space. You can carry them out at home or at a school engineering club. The experiments described are based on the physical laws studied at school. You will find experiments on atmospheric pressure and vacuum, heat, inertia, and weightlessness. You will also enjoy simple trials in spectral analysis, will become acquainted with the principles underlying the remote control of model PRV’s (planetary roving vehicles), with the landing by parachute on Earth of a “descending capsule”, and its soft landing. You will even be able to carry out a “space manoeuvre” to dock two box kites in the air.
This book will help you test your knowledge in practice and take the first steps towards invention. The recommended models are not accom-panied by drawings, since the author wants you to show your enterprise and use any bits and pieces available. To store the materials required to make the exciting things in this book and to perform experiments, find a case with boxes or partitions to contain suitable tools and supplies: bolts, screws, nuts, washers, tubes, wire, empty spools, metal balls, parts of toys, etc., etc.
The book was translated from the Russian by Alexander Repyev and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1983, with a reprint in 1987. This book is from the 1987 edition.
Many thanks to gnv64 for this book and thanks to Biju for making this post.
PDF | Cover | Bookmarked | OCR | 12 MB | 198 Pages
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AUTHOR’S PREFACE 9
Experiments with the Atmosphere and Emptiness 11
Experiments with Weightlessness 30
Experiments with Heat 48
Experiments with Laws of Motion 65
Experiments with Reaction Motion 85
Planet Earth, the Cosmic Top 108
Through Boundless Space and Time 124
Outdoor Experiments 155
Vehicles on Your Stand 168
Designing Cosmic Fantasies 188