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WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA

By Carole Marsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Isbn : 0635099705
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 227
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WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA was a finalist in ForeWord Reviews' 2011 Book of the Year Awards. WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA follows five bright students on what begins as a school assignment and turns into an all-out mission to get America back into space! Grant, Christina, Kendall, Tica, and Jeremy visit the Johnson Space Center only to find it "mothballed and cocooned." When an ex-employee gives them a key, they enter the building and take control of the center! When some unexpected helpers show up, the kids discover a new kind of physics, NASA secrets, the possibility of a real rocket launch on their watch, and that one of them has gone missing in a true "Houston, we have a problem!" scenario. Are they in over their heads? Absolutely. Sound out-of-this-world? Just wait to read about what happens after the kids take charge! Written by award-winning author Carole Marsh, WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA has been called "lively, well-written and educational" by Forrest Schultz of Southside Book Reviews, and Marsh has been praised for integrating real science and the history of the space program into a breathtaking and imaginative story. As a finalist for ForeWord Reviews' 2011 Book of the Year, WHEN KIDS TAKE OVER NASA will be on display at the Book Expo of America in May 2012, the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 2012, and at the international book shows in Beijing and Moscow later in the year. Look What's Inside This Mystery - people, places, history and more! People: Lyndon Johnson ¥ John F. Kennedy ¥ Ronald Reagan Place: Houston, TX (Johnson Space Center) Educational Items: Space physics: propulsion, velocity, momentum, combustion ¥ Newton's Third Law ¥ "The Astronaut Says" feature - history of space exploration ¥ Johnson Space Center ¥ Space flight training: Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Flight Simulation Lab ¥ Dark matter ¥ Dark energy ¥ Mars ¥ Vocabulary: apogee, perigee Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-9 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 6 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 216736 Lexile Measure: 800 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: S Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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  • Isbn : 1101127023
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 829
  • File Pdf: it-takes-a-parent.pdf

Book Summary:

Syndicated columnist and mother of four Betsy Hart presents a passionate, provocative argument against today's "parenting culture"-parents who put their kids on a pedestal, shy away from discipline, and cede the power to take decisions, large and small, to their children. Covering hot topics, from spanking and discipline to giving kids way too many choices, this commonsense book shifts the focus back to the role and responsibilities of parents for guiding the character and hearts of their children, so they'll grow up to be responsible adults themselves.

ya gotta LOVE it! be grateful...

By madison brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1483605329
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 264
  • File Pdf: ya-gotta-love-it-be-grateful.pdf

Book Summary:

"ya gotta LOVE it!", is madison brown's collection of short stories that will touch your heart. Whether it's the story about the chaos of a 4th of July beach day... or a life changing event about a man she met in a parking lot, she has a unique style of bringing you into a story that is so relatable. Each story is a life lesson, a humorous laugh out loud event, or simply how we defi ne ourselves through our faith, beliefs and gratitude.

Apollo Missions for Kids

By Jerome Pohlen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Isbn : 0912777192
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 228
  • File Pdf: apollo-missions-for-kids.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1961 President Kennedy issued a challenge to land a person on the moon and return safely to Earth before the end of the 1960s, a bold proclamation at the time, given that only one US astronaut had been to space, for just 15 minutes. The race to the moon was part of the larger Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, a race where the Russians appeared far ahead of the Americans. Apollo was a complicated, dangerous and expensive adventure involving 400,000 people across the nation. Before it was over, NASA had made 11 Apollo flights, six of which landed on the moon, and eight astronauts had lost their lives. But it was also fun, and the crews never missed a chance to enjoy the trip or pull off a prank 240,000 miles from home. The Apollo Missions for Kids tells the story from the perspective of those who lived it—the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible.

Learning to Swear in America

By Katie Kennedy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1619639106
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 515
  • File Pdf: learning-to-swear-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

Brimming with humor and one-of-a-kind characters, this end-of-the-world debut novel will grab hold of Andrew Smith and Rainbow Rowell fans. An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Maybe not kill-all-the-dinosaurs bad, but at least kill-everyone-in-California-and-wipe-out-Japan-with-a-tsunami bad. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been recruited to aid NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster. The good news is Yuri knows how to stop the asteroid--his research in antimatter will probably win him a Nobel prize if there's ever another Nobel prize awarded. But the trouble is, even though NASA asked for his help, no one there will listen to him. He's seventeen, and they've been studying physics longer than he's been alive. Then he meets (pretty, wild, unpredictable) Dovie, who lives like a normal teenager, oblivious to the impending doom. Being with her, on the adventures she plans when he's not at NASA, Yuri catches a glimpse of what it means to save the world and live a life worth saving. Also by Katie Kennedy: What Goes Up

The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronauts

By David J. Shayler,Colin Burgess
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319510142
  • Pages : 427
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 857
  • File Pdf: the-last-of-nasa-s-original-pilot-astronauts.pdf

Book Summary:

Resulting from the authors’ deep research into these two pre-Shuttle astronaut groups, many intriguing and untold stories behind the selection process are revealed in the book. The often extraordinary backgrounds and personal ambitions of these skilled pilots, chosen to continue NASA’s exploration and knowledge of the space frontier, are also examined. In April 1966 NASA selected 19 pilot astronauts whose training was specifically targeted to the Apollo lunar landing missions and the Earth-orbiting Skylab space station. Three years later, following the sudden cancellation of the USAF’s highly classified Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) project, seven military astronauts were also co-opted into NASA’s space program. This book represents the final chapter by the authors in the story of American astronaut selections prior to the era of the Space Shuttle. Through personal interviews and original NASA documentation, readers will also gain a true insight into a remarkable age of space travel as it unfolded in the late 1960s, and the men who flew those historic missions.

The Martian

By Andy Weir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0804139032
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 485
  • File Pdf: the-martian.pdf

Book Summary:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

The Astronaut's Wife

By Stacey Morgan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1496454650
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 227
  • File Pdf: the-astronaut-s-wife.pdf

Book Summary:

A true story about making the most of your one incredible life. Stacey Morgan kissed her husband goodbye before he donned his space suit on July 20, 2019, and headed to his waiting Soyuz rocket. With an overwhelming mix of pride, excitement, and terror, she and her children held hands and watched the rocket ignite and lift off for a nine-month mission aboard the International Space Station. This is the story of the astronauts wifea journey full of unexpected twists and turns. While the love of her life orbited the Earth, Stacey was about to embark on a knock-your-socks-off adventure right here at home. This season would be different from any Stacey had experienced before. The risks were greater, the loneliness was deeper, and the stress was more intense. Filled with as many unique challenges as surreal opportunities, this deeply meaningful season taught her rich lessons about preparing for any mission or adventure life throws at you rediscovering your fun side when youve been trapped in survival mode too long trusting God when you feel weak or alone choosing hope in the face of fear and uncertainty Containing behind-the-scenes glimpses into a side of space flight that most of us will never experience, The Astronauts Wife is a funny, poignant, and meaningful exploration of living life to the fullestno matter where you roam.

Gabby

By Gabrielle Giffords,Mark Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451661096
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 731
  • File Pdf: gabby.pdf

Book Summary:

From one of the most admired and beloved couples in recent American history, an extraordinarily moving story of public service, risk-taking, romance—and the journey toward recovery. This book delivers hope and redemption in the face of the tragic shooting, and introduces two unforgettable heroes. AS INDIVIDUALS, CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. As a couple, they became a national example of the healing power to be found in deeply shared love and courage. Their arrival in the world spotlight came under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival “miraculous.” As the nation grieved and sought to understand the attack, Gabby remained in private, focused on her against-all-odds recovery. Mark spent every possible moment by her side, as he also prepared for his final mission as commander of space shuttle Endeavour. Now, as Gabby’s health continues to improve, the couple is sharing their remarkable untold story. Intimate, inspiring, and unforgettably moving, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment for his wife. Told in Mark’s voice and from Gabby’s heart, the book also chronicles the lives that brought these two extraordinary people together—their humor, their ambitions, their sense of duty, their long-distance marriage, and their desire for family. Gabby and Mark made a pledge to tell their account as honestly as possible, and they have done so in riveting detail. Both Gabby and Mark have lived large public lives, but this book takes readers behind many closed doors—from the flight deck of the space shuttle to the cloakrooms of Congress to the hospital wards where Gabby struggled to reclaim herself with the help of formidable medical teams and devoted family and friends. Questions are answered with unvarnished candor. How do Gabby and Mark feel about the angry political discourse that was swirling in America at the time of the shooting, and that remains prevalent today? How do they see government living up to the highest possible ideals? And how do they understand and mourn the loss of the people who did not survive that day? Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to overcome unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. In the story of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, we all can see the best in ourselves. As Mark and Gabby’s friends have said: “The two of them are America as we dream it can be.”

Mae Among the Stars

By Roda Ahmed
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063055708
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 711
  • File Pdf: mae-among-the-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.

From the Streets to the Stars

By Henry J. Dinenno
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1465385266
  • Pages : 183
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 254
  • File Pdf: from-the-streets-to-the-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is an inspirational, humorous description of my life from a hard core juvenile delinquent to a top executive in a major corporation. It begins on the streets of New York City and recounts the thievery, property damage, weapons and gang wars that defined my juvenile years. It recalls a transitional phase where the death of my grandfather, a move from New York, my family, my friends, and the heavy handed brothers of Notre Dame High School gradually erased the influence of my juvenile years. My work during the design phase of both Project Apollo and Space Shuttle, and the unbelievably exciting launches at the Kennedy Space Center are covered with an insiders perspective on how these great teams dealt with successes and failures. Throughout, I reflect on how the experiences of my delinquent and transitional phases, and my renewed relationship with God, helped me to grow and to use my career successes to help others. Finally I describe a special invitation to the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in Vienna where I spent several days with more than 80 astronauts and cosmonauts that were truly the stars of my world.