From farmworker to astronaut my path to the stars = De campesino a astronauta : mi viaje a las estrellas

by Hernańdez, Jose ́M., 1962-

Language: English
Spanish; Castilian
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"Ten-year-old José M. Hernández watched the Apollo 17 moonwalks on his family's black and white television in 1972 and knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: an astronaut. Later that night he told his father and was surprised when his dad said, "You can do this, m'ijo!" Mr. Hernández told his son that if he really wanted to become an astronaut, he would need to follow a simple, five-ingredient recipe to succeed: 1) decide what you want, 2) recognize how far you are from your goal, 3) draw a road map to get there, 4) prepare yourself with a good education and 5) develop a good work ethic, always giving more than required. In the years to come, José would follow this recipe as he obtained undergraduate and master's degrees in electrical engineering. Adding his own ingredient, perseverance, he applied to NASA's astronaut program eleven times-and was rejected each time! Finally, in 2004, he was selected to be part of the 19th class of US Astronauts. He achieved his dream in 2009 when he served as the flight engineer on the Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 fourteen-day mission to the International Space Station. In From Farmworker to Astronaut, José M. Hernández recollects his parallel journeys, juxtaposing memories of his mission to the space station and childhood aspirations to reach the stars. His story is sure to motivate kids to set goals and reach for their own dreams"--
Preparándome para el despegue
L menos 9 minutos y esperando
La vista de una maestra
La receta de mi padre
La tercera es la vencida: el lanzamiento
Mantenerse enfocado
Siguiendo el mapa
Nunca rendirse
Recibiendo la llamada
Comienza el entrenamiento
Volviendo a casa Getting ready to launch
L minus 9-minutes and holding
A teacher's visit
My father's recipe
Third time's a charm: the launch
Staying focused
Following the roadmap
Never giving up
Getting so close
Getting the call
The training begins
Coming home

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Subjects Hernández, José M., 1962- Juvenile literature
Astronauts United States Biography Juvenile literature
Hispanic American astronauts Biography Juvenile literature
Migrant agricultural laborers California Biography Juvenile literature
Hispanic Americans Biography
Migrant agricultural laborers
Spanish language materials Bilingual
Biography & Autobiography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Arte Público Press,2020
Arte Público Press2020
Other Titles From Farmworker to astronaut.
From Farmworker to astronaut.
De campesino a astronauta
Contributors Hernández, José M., 1962- From Farmworker to astronaut.
Hernández, José M., 1962- From Farmworker to astronaut.
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Audience Ages 10-15, Grades 7-9.
Language English
Spanish; Castilian
English and Spanish.
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