Spaceman: The True Story Of A Young Boy's Journey To Becoming An Astronaut (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 0593120892
ISBN-13: 9780593120897
Author: Massimino, Mike
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 288

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 920L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery

From the time he was seven-years-old and saw Apollo 11 land on the moon, Mike Massimino dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Long Island is a long way from space. Kids like him, growing up in working-class families, seldom left the neighborhood. But with the encouragement of teachers and mentors, Mike ventured down on a path that took him to Columbia University and to MIT. It wasn't easy. There were academic setbacks and disappointments aplenty--and NASA turned him down three times. Still, Mike never gave up. He rose to each challenge and forged ahead, inching closer to realizing his boyhood dream. His love of science and space, along with his indomitable spirit and sense of teamwork eventually got him assigned to two missions to fix the Hubble Space Telescope--as a spacewalker. With universal appeal to boys and girls, Spaceman takes readers on Mike Massimino's unlikely ride from Earth to space, showing the breathtaking wonder of science and technology along the way .