NASA and the Astronauts

NASA and the Astronauts

by Lisa J Amstutz


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On February 20, 1962, John Glenn strapped himself into the seat of the Friendship 7. He was about to become the third American in space and the first American to orbit Earth. Find out more in NASA and the Astronauts, one of the titles in the Space Exploration series. This series takes readers on a journey through some of the most exciting discoveries and achievements made by scientists. Each title in the series showcases the ways in which people continue to explore our solar system and beyond. Space Exploration is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. Each title in the series features easy-to-read text, stunning visuals, and a challenging educational activity. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489698148
Publisher: Weigl Pub Inc
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Series: Space Exploration
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 831,694
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 6 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Space Race Begins 4

Chapter 2 Testing Spacecraft 10

Chapter 3 The Mercury Astronauts 16

Chapter 4 Into Orbit 22

Person of Impact: John Glenn 28

Chapter 5 Project Gemini Begins 30

Focus on Technology: The Gemini Capsule 36

Chapter 6 Facing New Challenges 38

Chapter 7 Shooting for the Moon 42

Quiz 46

Keywords 47

Index 47

Log on to 48

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