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IL: MG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 2
"Hakata Soy's past as the leader of a futuristic superhero team is catching up with him, just as he's making a fresh start at a new school. How can Hakata study for his classes in anti-gravity gymnastics, fireball throwing, and wearing cute hats when he's got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?"--Provided by publisher.
The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers?...
Presents information about the types things you will experience if you go to space camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., including learning about spaceship design, trying out a zero gravity simulator, building rockets, performing robotics experiments, and wearing a flight suit.
IL: UG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 14
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The rules are simple: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta's entire life has been leading up to this -- the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey...
"Dr. Dave Williams, a former astronaut, informs young readers about the training, education, and qualities that are needed to become an astronaut."--
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