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April 14 , 2011

The Mission Possible Mystery at Space Center Houston


Blast off with Christina and Grant as they try to solve a mystery bigger than the state of Texas! On a trip with Mimi and Papa to Space Center Houston, the kids learn that a valuable moon rock has been stolen! Houston, we have a problem. Could a cowboy or an astronaut (or both) be involved? Kids will learn about the history of the space program, famous astronauts, different spacecraft, zero gravity, moon rocks, and even how astronauts go to the bathroom (very carefully!) This cliff-hanging adventure by award-winning author Carole Marsh, explores the Space Center Houston, TX, the Walking W. Ranch in Austin, TX, Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL and more. Buckle your seat belts - this mystery is out of the world!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas • Blast Off Theater at Space Center Houston • Simulation Ride Take-off of the Space Shuttle • Moon Rock display • Astronaut Gallery • Gallery of Planets • Kids Space Place • Zero G Diner • Mission Control Room • Shuttle Flight Control Room • Rocket Park • Neutral Buoyancy Lab • Walking W Ranch in Austin, Texas • Cape Canaveral Space Center, Florida • Neil Armstrong • Buzz Aldrin • Alan Shepard • Freedom 7 • Gordon Cooper • Faith 7 • John Glenn • Apollo 11 • Gemini Mission • Edward White • Mercury • Ham, the first Chimpanzee in space • Early Space capsules • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration • Moon Rocks • Zero Gravity • Saturn V rocket • Planets - Jupiter, Saturn • Astroturf • Tumbleweeds • Oil Discovery • Houston History • General Sam Houston • The space race between Russian and the United States (Gemini Mission; Mercury; Apollo) • Space food and water • Everyday living on the space station • Tiles on the space shuttle • Items improved because of the space program (tennis shoes; cordless tools) • Astronaut lingo • Texas history

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level, and a Developmental Reading Assessment.
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