This title will explore the beginnings of the Space Race, including the development and launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik, the world's first satellite. America's response was Project Mercury, run by the newly formed NASA. With its goal of putting astronauts into Earth's orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard, and the other "Mercury 7" astronauts. Will also examine animals in space, and the parallel space exploration programs of the Soviet Union, including the efforts of rocket designer Sergei Korolev. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Subject||History, Science & Technology, Social Studies|
|Imprint||Abdo & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
The Space Race – Booklist
. . . readers will find themselves immersed in the excitement. Clean, spare layouts help keep readers focused on the books’ content, and historic photos are included on every page, showing the awesome spectacle of space travel and giving faces to the many famous names of that era.