Informational (nonfiction), 1,605 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 910L
Would you ever consider a one-way ticket to Mars? With advances in technology and spaceship design, this opportunity may not be too far off! Traveling to Mars, however, presents challenges that astronauts and scientists have never had to face before. So You Want to Go to Mars? is a nonfiction informational book detailing these challenges and the creative solutions that may one day allow us to explore and occupy this barren planet.
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