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Sally Ride : shooting for the stars

Author: Jane Hurwitz; Sue Hurwitz
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1989.
Series: Great lives (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the California astrophysicist who became, with the second mission of the Challenger spacecraft in June 1983, the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to orbit earth.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Sally Ride; Sally Ride
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hurwitz; Sue Hurwitz
ISBN: 044990394X 9780449903940
OCLC Number: 21151411
Notes: "For middle school readers"--T.p. verso.
Description: 115, [4] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Lift-off into space --
A childhood of tennis and science --
Help wanted: astronauts and mission specialists --
The astronauts training program --
Assignment: mission specialist --
Six days in space --
Becoming a celebrity --
A second voyage into space --
The Challenger disaster --
A final contribution to NASA --
Sally Ride: a modern heroine --
Afterword: America in space: a brief history.
Series Title: Great lives (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Jane Hurwitz and Sue Hurwitz.
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A biography of the California astrophysicist who became, with the second mission of the Challenger spacecraft in June 1983, the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to orbit earth.

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