Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man Who Made the Stars Shine

Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man Who Made the Stars Shine


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When America's first astronauts launched into outer space, Tony Jenzano helped them learn to navigate by the stars. As the leader of a big planetarium in a small town, Tony was the man who made the stars shine. Without Tony, NASA's first space travelers would have been lost in space.

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ISBN-13: 9781469659923
Publisher: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Michael G. Neece writes public history, children's books, and YA novels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he lives with his wife and three children. He presents constellation shows at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center under the same dome where NASA astronauts once trained. He is confident that children will guide us to the stars as long as we feed their curiosity and teach them kindness.

Benlin Alexander is a professional illustrator located in Raleigh, North Carolina and working with clients across the country and throughout the world. He is a member of SCBWI and has completed twelve book projects since he started his career in 2012.

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NASA wondered if Tony could assist astronauts, or 'star sailors,' in learning to navigate in space. Who better to help them than a former sailor in charge of a theater filled with stars?—from the book

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