Informational (nonfiction), 1,042 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 750L
At age 32 Sally Ride was not only the first American woman in space, she was also the youngest astronaut in NASA's history-male or female. This book highlights her accomplishments and describes her training. Other women astronauts are introduced and the Challenger's excursions are described. NASA photographs and captions support the text.
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astronaut, boosters, galaxies, gravity, launched, recruiting, satellites
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