Rocket man: the Mercury adventure of John Glenn

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Peachtree,
Pub. Date:
c2004.
Edition:
1st ed.
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English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
870L
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A first-rate biography and true adventure story for young readers about one of modern America's greatest heroes and his contributions to our nation's fledgling space program. On February 20, 1962, as millions of Americans waited anxiously, astronaut John Glenn blasted off in his rocket ship, Friendship 7, and became the first American to orbit the Earth. Although the risks of such a mission were well known, neither they-nor Glenn-knew the peril he was about to encounter. John Glenn was one of the Mercury 7 astronauts, the early pioneers of manned space flight portrayed in the film The Right Stuff . His historic flight followed years of intensive physical training-and a devotion to the pursuit of a career in the exciting but risk-filled world of aviation. Ruth Ashby's dramatic story of John Glenn's near-disastrous mission in Friendship 7 also takes young readers through his small-town Ohio boyhood, his extraordinary experiences as a fighter pilot in two wars, and his life as an astronaut in the prestigious and dangerous Mercury 7 program. The book concludes with Glenn's successful career as a U.S. senator and his triumphant return to space in 1998 at the age of 77. Throughout, Ashby demonstrates how Glenn's love of flying and his steadfast commitment to both his family and the realization of his full potential was the foundation of all the great things he accomplished in his life.
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ISBN:
9781561453238
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.1, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
870L
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lastUpdate 2018-04-02 23:09:14PM

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subject_facet Glenn, John, -- 1921-, Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History
title_display Rocket man : the Mercury adventure of John Glenn
title_full Rocket man : the Mercury adventure of John Glenn / Ruth Ashby
title_short Rocket man :
title_sub the Mercury adventure of John Glenn
topic_facet Glenn, John, History