Astrotwins -- Project Rescue (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781481424585, 256pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
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Mark and Scott Kelly, who are mostly known for getting in trouble, are finally back from their first space adventure. The twins have wanted to explore space ever since they were little and watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. And when they hear that a Russian cosmonaut is trapped inside the Salyut space station now orbiting 220 miles above the surface of the Earth, they wish they could find a way to help.
While staying in the countryside at their grandfather’s house with their friend Jenny (aka Egg), the twins repurpose a NASA Titan 2 rocket ship being stored nearby. Complete with spacesuits and snacks, the twins take off to rescue the Russian spacecraft. Will they ever see their family or their grandfather’s backyard again?
Written by a NASA astronaut with four space flights under his belt, the second exciting Astrotwins story includes extensive back matter on the space program with fantastic facts and details.
About the Author
Martha Freeman worked as a reporter and teacher before becoming a full-time writer of books for young readers, including the Edgar Award–nominated Zap!, The Secret Cookie Club series, Who Stole Halloween?, and Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question, which School Library Journal called “accessible and exciting” in a starred review. She also collaborated with NASA astronaut Mark Kelly on the Astrotwins books. Martha lives in Colorado. Learn more at MarthaFreeman.com
Praise For Astrotwins -- Project Rescue…
— Kirkus Reviews
In 1976, a cosmonaut is stranded in a Russian space station, circling the globe with limited air and no way home. Twelve-year-old Mark and Scott Kelly, along with their friends from Astrotwins: Project Blastoff (2015), quickly prepare for another launch that will carry the twins into orbit for a rendezvous and rescue operation. Plausible? The author’s note by retired astronaut Kelly explains why not. But fun? Oh, yes. Combining the knuckleheaded banter of the twins (based on Kelly and his brother) with adventure, camaraderie, and a firsthand knowledge of NASA technology, this chapter book offers space fans quite a ride. — Carolyn Phelan
— Booklist online