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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. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS True Stories  TR SLADER    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 152 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Epic fails
Slader, Erik. Epic fails.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-115) and index.
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"
Study Program AR RL 8.1 3.0 195890 PCMS.
Subject Space race -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautical engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Space flight -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Thompson, Ben, 1980- author.
Foley, Tim, 1962- illustrator.
ISBN 9781250150615 (hardcover)
1250150612 (hardcover)
9781250150622 (paperback)
1250150620 (paperback)

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