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Marty's mission: an Apollo 11 story

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Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
790L
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2019 Kansas State Reading Circle Selection for the Catalog in the Intermediate School DivisionIt's 1969 and Marty's family lives on the U.S. island of Guam, where his father manages the NASA tracking station. It's important work and never more so than during the Apollo 11 space mission, where the tracking station relays signals back and forth between the astronauts and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. Along with the rest of the world, Marty listens to every mission update, including the historic landing on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong's first steps. But during Apollo 11's return to Earth, something goes wrong. There is a problem with the tracking station's antenna during the final hours of the mission. The problem must be resolved--the antenna is the only way Mission Control can communicate with the astronauts before Apollo 11 splashes down. Marty finds himself playing a key role in helping bring the craft safely back to Earth. Based on actual events, young readers get a front-row seat to this historic event in this new entry in the Tales of Young Americans series.
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ISBN:
9781534110144
Lexile measure:
790L
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subject_facet Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- Fiction
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- Juvenile fiction
Historical fiction
Picture books
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- Fiction
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- Juvenile fiction
Radar -- Guam -- Antennas -- Juvenile fiction
Space flight to the moon -- Fiction
Tracking (Engineering) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Marty's mission : an Apollo 11 story
title_full Marty's mission : an Apollo 11 story / written by Judy Young ; illustrated by David Miles
title_short Marty's mission :
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Radar
Space flight to the moon
Tracking (Engineering)