Private Space Travel

A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go into outer space? Soon you might be able to find out! For years, only trained astronauts were allowed to travel through space, but now lots of companies are creating spacecraft that will allow regular people to experience space for themselves. World View Enterprises wants to take people to near space using a helium balloon. And Virgin Galactic has already sold hundreds of tickets for a ride on its Unity spacecraft. But is this kind of space travel safe? Will these new spacecraft be able to get off the ground? Read this book to learn more about private space travel!

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978-1-5124-2589-5
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.2
BISACS JNF051040, JNF051010
Dewey 910.919
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1030
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187329
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Series on Space Science and Exploration, Winner, 2019

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[F]resh and relevant. . . . A thoroughly researched and authoritative addition to science collections.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[T]hese titles in the Space Discovery Guides series stand out from the crowd . . . . Space-obsessed kids will find plenty to wonder over in these slim but meaty volumes.”—starred, Booklist

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein

Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

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Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View available downloads →