This book tells the stories of adventurers who have defied gravity and soared above the Earth, from pioneer aviators and astronauts to the free-falling fearlessness of Felix Baumgartner. Find out about the courage and skill of audacious aviators, and whether you’ve got what it takes to be an ultimate adventurer.
About the Author
Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.
Table of ContentsContents WHAT A RIDE – Faster than sound NEVER TOUCH DOWN – Flying non-stop DRIFTING ROUND THE WORLD – Balloon Flight SHOT INTO SPACE – Double trouble RETURN TO SPACE – Overcoming disaster ROCKETMAN LEAP INTO SPACE – Ultimate highjump FOOTNOTES Page 42 TIMELINE Quiz Pages 44-45 GLOSSARY Pages 46-47 FIND OUT MORE Index