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Title:
How to be a space explorer : your out-of-this-world adventure
Author:
Brake, Mark, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014.
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The planetarium -- Traveling in space -- Training -- Tour of the planets -- Touring the moons -- Chasing space rocks -- Volcanic adventures -- Extreme space -- Looking for life -- Staying over -- Deep space -- Coming home.
ISBN:
9781743604342
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit!

Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like.

Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up, by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake.

More than 300 amazing photographs The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut!

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Table of Contents

01 The Planetariump. 06
02 Travelling in Spacep. 20
03 Cadet Campp. 36
04 Tour of the Planetsp. 48
05 Touring the Moonsp. 60
06 Chasing Space Rocksp. 70
07 Volcanic Adventuresp. 80
08 Extreme Spacep. 92
09 Looking for Lifep. 104
10 Staying Overp. 118
11 Deep Spacep. 130
12 Coming Homep. 142
13 Glossary & Indexp. 152
14 Acknowledgementsp. 160