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Sally Ride, astronaut an American first by June Behrens

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Published by Childrens Press in Chicago .
Written in English



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About the Edition

A biography of the California astrophysicist who became, with the second mission of the Challenger spacecraft in June 1983, the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to orbit the earth.

Edition Notes

Statementby June Behrens.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
LC ClassificationsTL789.85.R53 B44 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3180549M
ISBN 100516036068
LC Control Number83023173

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