Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space

Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space

by Diane Dakers

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Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies tell the stories of people from a variety of walks of life whose talent, courage, skill, and vision have inspired millions. These stories will fascinate readers with their in-depth portraits of people who have risen to the top of their fields, achieved excellence and recognition, and provided examples of achievement and character for people of all ages and backgrounds. Chris Hadfield Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space In December 2012, Chris Hadfileld embarked on perhaps his greatest assignment as an astronaut-a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The first Canadian to as an ISS Commander, Chris managed to generate an excitement around the world about space exploration not seen for decades. Through his mastery of social media, he shared fun educational sessions aboard the ISS with school kids on Earth, all the while providing his millions fans with a constant flow of stunning photographs from space and inspiring messages on Twitter. The astronaut, dubbed "Commander Cool" tapped into the Information Age to bring wit, wisdom, and enthusiasm-not to mention a little music-to a whole new generation of space fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778725602
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Big Dreams 4

Chapter 2 From Farm Boy to Fly Boy 17

Chapter 3 Ready to Launch 31

Chapter 4 The Right Stuff 43

Chapter 5 The Last Blast 59

Chapter 6 Commander Cool 75

Chapter 7 Down to Earth 87

Chronology 104

Glossary 106

Further Information 108

Index 110

About the Author 112

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