American Space Missions—Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

Focusing on dramatic stories of space mission milestones, this revised series captivates young readers as they discover the most important missions in the history of space exploration.

  • High-interest topics great for reluctant readers
  • Dramatic and exciting stories about space exploration
  • New design and color photographs
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and Space Science curricula
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2012
  • Series Lexile: 920
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Danger in Space

Danger in Space

Surviving the APOLLO 13 Disaster

Henry M. Holden
Soaring through space at 25,000 per hour, APOLLO 13 was on course for the Moon. Suddenly, the three astronauts aboard the spacecraft heard a loud bang. A strong vibration rumbled through the crew cabin...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4072-4
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Eye on the Universe

Eye on the Universe

The Incredible Hubble Space Telescope

Michael D. Cole
Would you like to see a colossal storm on the planet Saturn? Or would you rather see the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy? Is it possible to see a planet in another galaxy 13 billion light years away? Orbiting high above Earth, the Hubble Telescope captures all these amazing wonders of space...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4077-9
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Space Shuttle Disaster

Space Shuttle Disaster

The Tragic Mission of the CHALLENGER

Henry M. Holden
On the frigid morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle CHALLENGER rumbled off the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Brilliant orange flames and clouds of smoke billowed out of the external fuel tank, lifting CHALLENGER high into the crystal-blue sky...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4073-1
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Spacewalk

Spacewalk

The Astounding GEMINI 4 Mission

Carl R. Green
GEMINI 4 pilot Ed White could see Hawaii, California, Texas, and Florida. Millions of Americans had seen these places before, but White had a unique view. He looked at them while walking in space! One hundred miles above Earth and moving freely outside the GEMINI 4 spacecraft, White saw these states as tiny stepping stones...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4075-5
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The Coolest Job in the Universe

The Coolest Job in the Universe

Working Aboard the International Space Station

Henry M. Holden
Traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour in constant orbit around Earth, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Despite the hostile environment of space, the ISS has suitable living conditions for its workers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4074-8
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Walking on the Moon

Walking on the Moon

The Amazing APOLLO 11 Mission

Carl R. Green
On July 20, 1969, the world watched on televisions or listened on radios as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first-ever steps on the Moon. Once considered an impossible dream, the United States created the APOLLO program with one goal in mind—landing on the Moon...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4076-2
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