Product Description: Heroism in outer space is the legacy of the lunar mission Apollo 13. On April 11, 1970, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert were launched into space as the crew of Apollo 13. Their mission, like the missions of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, was to explore the lunar surface...read more
Sent into space in a Mercury capsule to help scientists learn about the effects of the journey on humans, Ham, a three-year-old chimp, made history on January 31, 1961 as the first intelligent being to ride an American rocket into suborbital space.
9781590784594, titled "Ham The Astrochimp: The Astrochimp" | Boyds Mills Pr, August 1, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Describes the role played by the chimpanzee, Ham, in developing manned space flight in the U.
Gives a factual account of the first historic ride by John Glenn in 1962 aboard Friendship 7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, enhanced with informative sidebars and detailed illustrations of the events of that amazing day and journey.
9781590783849 | Boyds Mills Pr, October 1, 2006, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Highlights the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, focusing on the flight of Friendship 7 that made him the first American to orbit the Earth.
9781590782934 | Boyds Mills Pr, April 1, 2005, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Presents the story of Apollo 11 and the three men, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, who made the historic flight to the moon.