Disaster Strikes! : The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time
There are so many amazing, daring, and exciting missions to outer space that have succeeded. But for every success, there are mistakes, surprises, and flat-out failures that happen along the way. In this collection, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jeffrey Kluger recounts twelve such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses. With stories of missions run by both Americans and Russians during the height of the space race, complete with photos of the people and machines behind them, this book delves into the mishaps and the tragedies, small and large, that led humankind to the moon and beyond.
Author’s note. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
JLG Release: Aug 2019
Awards & Honors
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
5 1/2" x 8"
Level 8; Points: 8;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 10.8; Points: 11;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Mild Language
Space vehicle accidents, History of manned space flight, Outer space, Space exploration, Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Orbit, Moon, Solar system, Space missions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space disasters,