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Rocket man : the Mercury adventure of John Glenn

Author: Ruth Ashby; Robert Hunt
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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In 1962, Astronaut John Glenn orbits the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. This dramatic story of John Glenn's neardisastrous mission in Friendship 7 also takes young readers through his smalltown Ohio boyhood, his extraordinary experiences as a fighter pilot in two wars, and his life as an astronaut. Annotation. This dramatic story of John Glenn's near-disastrous mission in Friendship 7 also takes young readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Glenn
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Ashby; Robert Hunt
ISBN: 1561453234 9781561453238
OCLC Number: 54822320
Description: 105 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Ruth Ashby.

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In 1962, Astronaut John Glenn orbits the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. This dramatic story of John Glenn's neardisastrous mission in Friendship 7 also takes young readers through his smalltown Ohio boyhood, his extraordinary experiences as a fighter pilot in two wars, and his life as an astronaut. Annotation. This 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. From his childhood years in Ohio and his service as a fighter pilot in two wars to his training for his space flight and beyond, the incredible story of this accomplished pilot, veteran, astronaut, and U.S. senator is told in great detail with colorful illustrations.

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