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An exciting new way to explore space. You have been selected to train as an astronaut and fly on a space shuttle mission. Our four instructors will prepare you for the job. Meet the other members of the crew. Find out the difficulties and the fun of living in a weightless environment. Learn how to maneuver the orbiter in space. discover how to deploy a satellite. Use the manned maneuvering unit to carry out extravehicular activity. Impressive, easy-to-make 3-D space shuttle model. Pull-out and life-the-flap sections show how the shuttle works and how it is used.
Author Biography: Carole Stott has worked as an astronomer for over twenty years, most recently as head of Observatory at the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London. Carole has written more than twenty books on astronomy and space.