Astronauts follows the story of Mary Cleave, one of the first female astronauts in NASA. It details the history of many of the first female astronauts and cosmonauts, and goes through, in detail the requirements and the achievements during the space shuttle program. The Graphic Novel gives a detailed account of the highly competitive field of becoming an astronaut, and the glamorous and unglamorous elements of going into space.

Why should I read this book?

Detailed look into the life and process of becoming an astronaut, a common occupational target for young students.

Who is this book best for?

The Graphic Novel can be used to demonstrate the next level of detail for students interested in becoming an astronaut, and the process required.

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Note: this graphic novel is also available in Spanish as “Astronautas. Mujeres en la última frontera”