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Ask the Astronaut : A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight (Paperback) (Tom
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Ever wondered what space is really like? In his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space inAsk the Astronaut. His characteristic blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire them to want to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come.Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and young would-be space explorers.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Technology /Aeronautics/Astronautics/Space Science, Science + Nature / General
Publisher: Random House Inc
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Tom Jones
Street Date: March 22, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-2714
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