I Want to Be an Astronaut

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Every child's dream of flying can come true, just as they did for NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison, shown floating in zero-gravity on her first flight in space. I Want to Be an Astronaut will help launch young readers towards their goal. Filled with fascinating photos and facts about the history and the future of space exploration, the book even shows aspiring pilots how to get started right now.

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Overview

Every child's dream of flying can come true, just as they did for NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison, shown floating in zero-gravity on her first flight in space. I Want to Be an Astronaut will help launch young readers towards their goal. Filled with fascinating photos and facts about the history and the future of space exploration, the book even shows aspiring pilots how to get started right now.

Describes what it is like to be an astronaut, some of the ways to prepare for this career, and the work in various related jobs.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Excellent photographs give young readers a real sense of life in space. They and the text talk about the educational requirements, training and experiences of those chosen to become astronauts. For kids who dream about the stars and being a space traveler, this photoessay will further whet the appetite and impart useful information about the real accomplishments of today's intrepid space explorers. The final pages include an excellent source list of information about space programs, including space camps and learning programs.
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Gr 4-7These series titles feature beautiful full-color photographs and uncluttered, informative texts. Both define difficult terms and have two-page sections giving interesting facts about the professions. Veterinarian provides an overview of where vets work, including those who make housecalls or work at zoos, and interesting facts on holistic veterinary medicine. One double-page spread is devoted to famous veterinarians, and another to specialized vocabulary that includes terms like "hoof nipper." Astronaut introduces readers to the idea of a career in the space program with sections on space camps, training, and education. A section also discusses the Challenger Center Program founded by the families of the Challenger crew who died in the 1986 explosion. Attractive additions.Denise Furgione, Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817241599
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: I Want to Be Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Maze is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in many magazines, including National Geographic, Newsweek, and Time. She is principal of Maze Productions, Inc., and lives in Washington, D.C.

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