Astronauts and Other Space Heroes (Smithsonian Institution Series)
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Astronauts and Other Space Heroes (Smithsonian Institution Series)

by Sarah L. Thomson
     
 

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Who was the first person in space?

What does a NASA pad leader do?

When was the first space shuttle launched?

Why shouldn't you eat a sandwich on a space mission?

How do astronauts exercise in space?  See more details below

Overview

Who was the first person in space?

What does a NASA pad leader do?

When was the first space shuttle launched?

Why shouldn't you eat a sandwich on a space mission?

How do astronauts exercise in space?

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-7
Highlighting historic firsts in the efforts to send people into space, this colorful gallery briefly introduces over two dozen astronauts, cosmonauts, and animals, along with such fellow travelers as Jules Verne, George Lucas, and Burt Rutan. The spreads are laid out in scrapbooklike montages; color photos are crookedly "clipped" to ragged pieces of paper on which the captions and simply phrased text are printed. Career time lines are charted on small notebook pages, and larger photos are often used as backgrounds. Several entries end with Web links to educational sites, which are supplemented by a digestible set of print and online resources at the end. Closing with a short interview with longtime Cape Canaveral launchpad supervisor Guenter Wendt, this volume effectively conjures up the human element in events that will seem like (are) ancient history to young readers, and should be as effective in sparking a genuine interest in finding out more about the space program's past and future as it will be useful in support of assignment-driven research.
—John PetersCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060899448
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Smithsonian Institution Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.

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