Astrotwins -- Project Blastoff

Astrotwins -- Project Blastoff

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A team of middle schoolers prepares for blastoff in this adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut, based on the childhoods of real-life astronauts Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott. Ita€™s a long, hot summer and Scott and Mark are in big trouble for taking apart (aka destroying) their dada€™s calculator. As a punishment, theya€™re sent to their grandfathera€™s house, where therea€™s no TV and they have to do chores. And Grandpa is less tolerant of the twinsa€™ constant bickering. a€œWhy dona€™t you two work together on something constructive. What if you built a go-kart or something?a€ Grandpa suggests. But ita€™s not a go-kart the twins are interested in. They want to build a rocket. With the help of Jenny, nicknamed Egg, and a crew of can-do kids, they set out to build a real rocket that will blast off and orbit the Earth. The question soon becomes: which twin will get to be the astronaut? Written by a NASA astronaut with four space flights under his belt, this exciting story includes extensive back matter on the space program with fantastic facts and details.Howard lived west of town, so Mrs. Oa#39;Malley gave him a ride to his dada#39;s work, which was nearby on the highway at an auto repair place called Nandoa#39;s. a€œSee you tomorrow at two?a€ Howard said to Egg when he opened the car door. a€œ Sounds good, a€ said Egg. At the same time, a girl came out of Nandoa#39;s office door and smiled and waved. a€œHang on a ... Egg came back a few seconds later and climbed in.

Title:Astrotwins -- Project Blastoff
Author:Mark Kelly
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-03-17


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