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Whats it really like to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars? Well, kids will not only find out but can also train for their own missions in this exciting activity book. Once enrolled at the academy, they face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks astronauts may have to perform in space. Specific activities include hand-eye coordination exercises, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket, basic first-aid skills, how to deal with weightlessness, and doing fiddly things while wearing big gloves! A jam-packed Space Goodies section includes stickers, a poster, board game, press-outs, and a model space shuttle. Informative, interactive, and fun, this book will appeal to all aspiring astronauts!
Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.
A great new addition to the Basher universe, Space Exploration is a compelling guide to developments right at the forefront of space science. Meet characters who embody the amazing science that is revolutionizing space exploration, from the pioneering space crafts and equipment that have been used to delve into deep-space exploration to the scientists who have taken voyages to space and back or contributed to our understanding of the universe.
Ever wondered how far away space is? Or why stars twinkle? And if the Earth is spinning, why don't we fall off? This book answers a wide range of questions that children ask about space, and provides supporting, fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge in a fun and gentle way.
Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears - darkness. But when Chris watches the first moon landing on TV, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he's used to. It's the darkest dark ever, and he realizes that the unknown can be . . . exciting! The Darkest Dark is the debut picture book by Commander Chris Hadfield, international bestselling author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth and You Are Here, with spectacular illustrations by illustration team The Fan Brothers. Inspired by Chris's decision to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing at age nine, The Darkest Dark is an inspiring story about facing your fears and following your dreams.
Embark on a tour of the planets in the solar system, look at how we have studied and explored space, and discover what lies in the outer reaches of the universe with this unique, interactive guide. This stunning visual feast of a book uncovers the secrets of the universe through bright, engaging artwork, flaps and interactive elements. Perfect for anyone interested in discovering more about the universe beyond Planet Earth!
Choose your mode of transport and set off on an adventure that will take you all the way across space!Can you navigate huge roundabouts with sleeping Aliens, or cross planets guarded by scary space creatures? Negotiate pesky road obstructions by solving the maths problems correctly. Pick up hidden objects, collect bonus points, and use your mapping skills to zoom backwards and forwards through the book. Incredibly busy and colourful artwork will delight young children, and once they reach their objective, readers can absorb themselves in all sorts of bonus maths activities.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged nine plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school.
With its warm and busy artwork scenes, Space is the perfect interactive introduction to our Solar System, from a rocket blasting off to the exploration of Mars and the Moon. Gentle, friendly text takes young children on a fun exploration into space to discover more about what lies beyond our Earth.
This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Stars and Planets is an adventure through our solar system and beyond, visiting mysterious worlds from gas giants to frozen rocky moons, and gazing at the millions of stars in the universe.
Mini Encyclopedia Space is a little book, packed with loads of information for children aged 8+ to enjoy. Delivering a comprehensive insight into a key subject area, this book presents a detailed look at space, including everything from space travel and famous astronomers to stars and galaxies. The text is presented as accessible bulleted facts, and amazing fact panels add extra interest. Clear sections aid navigation between different topics. Photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams throughout make this book a fantastic resource for school projects or homework.
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