The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)

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The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)


First Release:

October 2018

ISBN: 9781250150615

Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong 's famous first words when he set foot on the lunar surface: "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. Each time, we got a little bit more creative.

Time line. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and reproductions.

  • ISBN: 9781250150615
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 160
    Trim Size: 7 1/2" x 5"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 8.1, Points: 3
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 11.8, Points: 6
    Lexile: Level: 1190L
    Genre: Nonfic
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