This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Tim Hamner - The character who discovers the comet who worries he's going to be recognized and killed for having "invented" the comet.
Senator Arthur Clay Jellison - This character is a fan of the space program, and it's at his request that the United States puts astronauts up to study the comet.
Al Hardy - Senator Jellison's right-hand-man, this character says he had hoped to win the Congressional seat when Jellison retired.
Maureen Jellison - This character hates the thought that she's the princess of Jellison's kingdom.
Harvey Randall -...
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