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Space Academy: How to fly spacecraft step by step

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An interactive introduction to space travel that encourages children to imagine themselves piloting spacecraft
Here is a training class that shows children how to pilot different kinds of spacecraft. Filled with stats and facts, this book covers essential space science, plus the latest space hardware, gadgets, and know-how.
An introductory “Astronaut School” section looks at the technology of space travel. “In Orbit” takes children into space, ...
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Overview

An interactive introduction to space travel that encourages children to imagine themselves piloting spacecraft
Here is a training class that shows children how to pilot different kinds of spacecraft. Filled with stats and facts, this book covers essential space science, plus the latest space hardware, gadgets, and know-how.
An introductory “Astronaut School” section looks at the technology of space travel. “In Orbit” takes children into space, putting them in the hot seat on different kinds of spacecraft or at mission control. They learn how to fly an Apollo rocket to the Moon, take a space shuttle to the International Space Station, go on a spacewalk, and ferry a cargo of tourists into zero gravity. The “ID section” at the back of the book explains how to identify different kinds of rockets and manned and unmanned craft, including probes, rovers, and shuttles.
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Publishers Weekly
Kespert and Baker walk future astronauts through what it takes to join the likes of Neil Armstrong and Valentina Tereshkova. Most of the text is written in second person, allowing readers to feel like they’re taking part in a moon landing or spacewalk, with numbered instructions breaking down each activity (“Put on your spacesuit, then open the hatch and climb outside. Use the handrails to move about”). The engaging, graphics-heavy format uses a combination of line drawings and color photographs with labels and captions; stat-heavy sections about past rocket flights, probes, satellites, rovers, and shuttles will make young readers feel like experts on space flight. Ages 7–up. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500650141
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Kespertis a children’s book author.

David Baker is a space scientist who worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1984. He has written more than eighty books on spaceflight technology, including the NASA Space Shuttle Manual .

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