Back when America had one giant neck ache from looking up all the time, educators and authors tried to explain many wonders to children. I mean how many adults do you know who can explain why satellites don't fall down?
Engelbrektson, Sune. Illustrated by Ames, Lee. Why Satellites Stay in Orbit? New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston Inc. (26 p.)
This is a very basic book on gravity using satellites and space craft as examples. Illustrations of satellites, rockets and the Earth from space.