The Coolest Job in the Universe

The Coolest Job in the Universe

by Henry M. Holden

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Traveling more than seventeen thousand miles per hour in constant orbit around Earth, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Despite the hostile environment of space, the ISS has suitable living conditions for its workers. Astronauts breathe clean air, eat shrimp cocktail, exercise daily, and take out the trash-in zero gravity, of course. Floating around the ISS, the astronauts have important jobs, conducting experiments and completing research projects. Author Henry M. Holden explores the base camp to the universe from its design and construction to the amazing astronauts who work there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766040748
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: American Space Missions: Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 Danger in Space 4

2 Building the International Space 5tation 11

3 The First Space Stations 18

4 Home Sweet Space Station 25

5 Research on the International Space Station 36

6 Base Camp to the Universe 40

Chapter Notes 43

Glossary 46

Further Reading (Books and Internet Addresses) 47

Index 48

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