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Author Hamilton, John, 1959- author.
Title Project Mercury / John Hamilton.
Pub Info North Mankato, Minnesota : Abdo & Daughters, [2019]
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 629.45 Ham     AVAILABLE
Descript 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The space race
Hamilton, John, 1959- Space race.
Note Includes index.
Contents Project Mercury -- The Mercury 7 -- The Mercury spacraft -- Animals in space -- Yuri Gagarin -- Freedom 7 -- Kennedy's challenge -- Liberty Bell 7 -- Friendship 7 -- Mercury spacesuits -- Aurora 7 -- Human computers -- Sigma 7 -- Faith 7 -- Timeline -- Glossary -- Online resources -- Index.
Summary 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.
Subject Project Mercury (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Juvenile literature.
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Astronauts -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight -- Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight.
ISBN 9781532118333 (library binding)
1532118333 (library binding)
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