Reaching for the Stars

The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker Turned Astronaut
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Author(s): Jose M. Hernandez
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2012
Product Number: EB00277021
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455579853
Publisher: Center Street
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Description

Born into a family of migrant workers, toiling in the fields by the age of six, Jose M. HernAndez dreamed of traveling through the night skies on a rocket ship. REACHING FOR THE STARS is the inspiring story of how he realized that dream, becoming the first Mexican-American astronaut. HernAndez didn't speak English till he was 12, and his peers often joined gangs, or skipped school. And yet, by his twenties he was part of an elite team helping develop technology for the early detection of breast cancer. He was turned down by NASA eleven times on his long journey to donning that famous orange space suit. HernAndez message of hard work, education, perseverance, of "reaching for the stars," makes this a classic American autobiography.

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