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Spectacular Space Travelers
Jason Richie ©2002

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  • 160 pages
  • 50 or more black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 6" x 9"
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-71-7
  • $19.95







“In the race for the domination of space in the ’50s and ’60s, both Soviet and American men and women accomplished ‘firsts.’ . . . The successes profiled in this volume are the Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, and Alexei Leonov, and the American astronauts Wally Schirra, Neil Armstrong, John Young, and Eileen Collins. Following an introduction, which does a good job of summarizing the history of the space race and the place of women in it, each profile works chronologically to flesh out that history.”
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