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Author: Mike Mongo Narrator: Alyssa Carson, Mike Mongo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781524752156
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Endorsed by authors, teachers, scientists and Congressmen, Mike Mongo’s Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens excites a new generation of space explorers.

The book, designed for children between the ages of eight and thirteen, is a functioning, first-step instruction manual. With excitement and honesty, Mongo encourages his readers to articulate and personalize their own vision of next-generation space travel. Driven in part by new space celebrities—Commander Chris Hadfield, Elon Musk, Alyssa Carson—and in part by a shift in popular interest in space, including SpaceX rockets, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and Kerbal Space Program videogaming, The Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens captures a new era of enthusiasm for space exploration.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With writing that gets kids on the launchpad of greatness, Mike Mongo prepares young students for whatever life in space―and on Earth—will throw at them.”

    Doug Robertson, author of He’s the Weird Teacher

  • “Mike Mongo’s passion for human spaceflight leaps off every page of this inspirational book…a bright-eyed guide to the basics of thinking and living like a space explorer, whether off-world or right here on Earth.”

    Lee Billings, contributor to Scientific American and author of Five Billion Years of Solitude

  • “A fantastic and vibrant preparatory guide for today’s youth―whether their futures are off in space or right here.”

    Lori Garver, Air Line Pilots Association general manager and former NASA deputy administrator

  • “Those who hope to be an astronaut will want to read this book. With the foreword written by Alyssa Carson, a thirteen-year-old astronaut in training, readers learn how to not only be an astronaut but also a humannaire, someone who lives, works, and plays in space.”

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  • “Mongo’s passion for his topic is evident in his enthusiastic reading. His zeal is infectious, and it’s hard not to be inspired by his staunch support of space travel.”


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About the Author

Mike Mongo is a well-known space STEM educator. As a public speaker, blogger, and “astronaut teacher,” Mr. Mongo works to encourage primary, middle school, and high school students to pursue careers in space, science and space-related fields. Additionally, he is a proponent of deep space science and exploration, and is chief brand and culture officer for Icarus Interstellar and strategic director of deep space science summit, Starship Congress. Mike is co-founder of the Space is for Everybody and BUILD A STARSHIP initiatives, and is based out of Key West, FL, where he lives with his wife Leonie Thompson-Mongo.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Carson is a thirteen-year-old astronaut in training.