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Author Slader, Erik, author.

Title The race to space : countdown to liftoff / Erik Slader and Ben Thompson ; illustrations by Tim Foley.

Publication Info. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.45 SLA    DUE 05-02-19
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.45 SLA    Available
Order cancelled for PAS Central Library Juvenile, On Order.
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Edition First edition.
Description 152 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
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Series Epic fails
Slader, Erik. Epic fails.
Summary "Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong's famous words as he first set foot on the moon: 'one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.' He made it look easy, but America's journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite, into orbit, America had barely crossed the starting line of the great Space Race. Later that year, our first attempt was such a failure that the media nicknamed it 'Kaputnik.' Still, we didn't give up. With each failure, we gleaned valuable information about what went wrong, and how to avoid it in the future. So we tried again. And again. And each time we failed, we failed a little bit better"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 146) and index.
Subject Space race -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautical engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Space flight -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- Juvenile literature.
Space race.
Outer space -- Exploration.
Astronautics -- History.
Illustrated children's books.
Added Author Thompson, Ben, 1980- author.
Foley, Tim, 1962- illustrator.
ISBN 9781250150615 (hardcover)
1250150612 (hardcover)
9781250150622 (paperback)
1250150620 (paperback)

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