Yuri Gagarin and the Race to Space

Yuri Gagarin and the Race to Space

by Ben Hubbard


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Join Yuri Gagarin on his journey into space! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut in space, from his early life to his first trip aboard a Russian spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484625194
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Heinemann 's Adventures in Space Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Ben Hubbard is an author of nonfiction for children and adults.

Table of Contents

Yuri Gagarin : space pioneer — Child of war — Focus on-the race for space — Cosmonaut Gagarin — Spacecraft — Focus on-space rockets — Countdown begins — April 12, 1961 : into space — Most famous man in the world — Gagarin's message.

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