One Small Step

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It's 1969, and thirteen-year-old Scott is doing all the things that normal boys do -- and also flying airplanes with his Air Force flight instructor father. When Scott successfully crash-lands a training plane, NASA takes notice. They hope to recruit him for their top-secret space program, which will launch a test flight to the moon before the first lunar landing. This craft was intended to be piloted by chimps, but one chimp had to be dismissed, and now they need a quick substitute -- who better than a boy aviator?

Soon Scott is on his way to the NASA training facility. There he's surprised to discover just how clever and competent the chimps are -- they're able to control the flight simulators like regular astronauts do. The chimps are more like humans than Scott ever imagined, so why, then, did one of them go crazy? Is there something about this mission that NASA isn't telling him?

G-forces collide with government secrets as Scott races to prepare for his journey to the moon. Brimming with nonstop action and adventure, this is the story of a courageous young man who dares to follow his dream.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 19, 2009
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781439164310
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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