Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyTrouble with the Hubble Space Telescope prompts an unusual space mission, and an invitation to readers to go behind the scenes at NASA and view preparations for the flight by astronauts and others. Ages 8-12. (July)
A rare look behind the scenes at NASA, this intriguing book tells the story of the space shuttle Endeavor's 1993 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.
Children's Literature - Judy KatshThis exquisite photo-essay tells about the Space Shuttle Endeavor's mission to repair the orbiting Hubble Telescope. Readers learn about the astronauts-their histories, families, the rigorous astronaut preflight training and practice. And they experience what life is like for astronauts as they begin the mission, live on the shuttle, and float in space. It's exciting stuff that's been well researched and written with an ear for what kids want to know about. The authors know the topic so well, and have so highly polished their words, that reading this book becomes an adventure not unlike slipping into the weightlessness of space itself.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-9-Exciting text and spectacular photos reveal how repairs were made in space as well as the hard work, planning, and satisfaction involved in being an astronaut. (Apr. 1995)
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