Do you have what it takes to be an audacious aviator? Read this book to find out! Do you know: Who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean? When a sheep and a duck flew in a hot-air balloon? Whether jetpacks are just science fiction?
About the Author
Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.
Table of Contents
Chuck Yeager-Faster Than Sound 4
Rutan and Yeager-Never Touch Down 10
Piccard and Jones-Around the World 14
Melvill and Binnie-Shot Into Space 20
Team Discovery-Overcoming Disaster 26
Yves Rossy-Rocket-powered Jetman 32
Felix Baumgartner-Leap Into Space 36
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